Are you looking for work experience in marketing?
Want to spend time in an organisation that is one of its kind?
Do you care about having a positive impact?
Then you might just be perfect for us.
Human Ventures is an innovative social enterprise and creative consultancy. We develop programs that use technology and the arts to support communities and individuals throughout Queensland. As a team we hold expertise in fields such as communication design, community cultural development, film, youth work, music, visual arts and dance. We enjoy long walks on the beach, video games and cooking.
We are looking for a marketing intern to work with us one day every week. Your responsibilities would include working on our monthly e-news, helping out with social media, and any other maketing activities you are skilled at. We will welcome your ideas and input.
If this sounds like you or you want to know more send us an email or give Pauline a call on 07 3229 8055!
The Shockwave Festival is delighted to announce the formation of its young coordinators’ crew for 2013 and the success of the community supporters’ business breakfast.
A group of ten dedicated young people from Blackall, Longreach, Barcaldine and Winton are meeting fortnightly, with the aid of technology, to plan this year’s Shockwave Festival. They will plan and deliver the festival with support from Human Ventures, youth workers, schools and other volunteers from their communities.
Each coordinator has a different part of the festival that they are responsible for and are given mentors to help them develop a written plan to deliver it well. So far, coordinators have brainstormed the 2013 theming and tagline, designed fundraising activities such as a car wash and trivia night, decided to host another Chalk Walk, agreed to be part of a Woolscour concert, discussed performers and workshops for the festival and workshops and also spoken about how to involve other towns.
Visitors who come to Blackall for the festival can register to camp at the showgrounds again this year, with young coordination crew member, Geordie Heard responsible for planning all of the logistics for the camp site such as activities, camping areas and supervision. Geordie is being mentored by Alison Mobbs, who, as a teacher, has run many school camps in the past and who is keen to pass on these
The community supporters’ business breakfast, held at the Coolibah Motel in Blackall last Friday, was a great show of support for the Shockwave Festival with bookings at capacity and some interesting guest speakers skyping in to the breakfast from the Birdsville Race Club, Tourism Queensland and Human Ventures.
Kerrylyn Parfitt, from Smith Bros Blackall, was very impressed by the morning.
“It was good to hear about and understand more about the Shockwave Festival and how it is put together”, she said. “I was impressed that you could skype in guest speakers and I was impressed with Lachlan May. We got to experience what Shockwave has given him and what it does for the young people. Young people need guidance from the older people and it makes a good mix when you put them together.”
Blackall Tambo Regional Council Mayor Barry Muir was the first to sign up at the breakfast as a community supporter for Shockwave. He recognised the call for support and now proudly holds a sign that reads “Young People are Our Future – we support the Shockwave Festival” and a satchel of Shockwave goodies.
Shockwave sponsorship coordinator, Alison Mobbs, announced the community supporter program at the breakfast and is keen to sign up individuals and businesses across Central Western Queensland.
More information on the Shockwave community supporter program is available at the Human Ventures website or by calling Alison Mobbs on 07 4657 4442.
Shockwave Festival dates are Saturday May 25th and Sunday May 26th 2013!!
A FREE Event for the whole community!
The Shockwave Festival is proudly supported and co-presented by the Blackall Tambo Regional Council & Human Ventures. Creative Pathways creative workshops and enterprise program is currently supported by: The Australia Council for the Arts, Tim Fairfax Foundation, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Tourism and Events Queensland, the Queensland Government, and Human Ventures.
For more information about Creative Pathways or the Shockwave Festival, contact Human Ventures on 07 3229 8055, email Brooke, check out our website or become a fan of ‘Creative Pathways’ and ‘Shockwave Blackall’ on Facebook.
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Of the art events you have attended so far this year, which one did prefer?
That’s a tough one, Liquid Architecture 13 at the Powerhouse was an amazing sonic journey. Ferment Collaborate’s fundraiser for their Venesa Program was a fantastic night of grassroots visual art and music. And of course I was totally inspired and uplifted (and a bit exhausted) by this year’s Shockwave Festival in Blackall.
What do you like best about being a Human?
Heaps of things! Working with a bunch of other great Humans and the flexible, open and creative work environment. Seeing first hand the impacts of our programs, tackling a problem with creativity, working in regional Australia, Friday afternoon tag-team DJ jams…
What inspires you?
My family, art, magic tricks, business, travel, food, music, video, friends, ideas, video games, soldering, gardening, the beach, the bush, old people, young people, synthesisers, comics, rainforests….I could keep going….
What is your vision for the future?
An inclusive world, without fear, full of love.
What would you like to be reincarnated as?
The internet… That, or a sloth.
Why is creativity important?
I’m actually convinced that nothing has ever happened without creativity. Look at everything – someone or something created it. I just created that sentence.
What is your favourite creative activity?
At this point it would be producing audiovisual compositions using video and sound synthesis. I also have large degrees of love for projections, AV remixing, field recording, drawing, sampling and circuit bending.
What do you like best about technology?
It’s flexibility, the fact it is becoming more accessible and affordable, happy accidents, plugging things into things.
Andrew has been involved in all things entrepreneurial and creative since 1999. He has a passion for the arts, enterprise and exploring innovative production techniques. He has extensive experience managing creative projects in the realm of digital and community arts. He is often invited to speak on topics such as entrepreneurship, creativity, youth and community engagement.
5 million kilometres
Since 1995, Human Ventures (formerly SpeakOut) has been busy.
Most importantly we’ve been busy working with amazing people, businesses and organisations to bring positive change.
A new business support program in Brisbane is supporting entrepreneurial men to turn their ideas into reality.
Bizness Men, a free and practical program for men who need training, mentoring and support to start a successful micro-business, has been working with 11 emerging entrepreneurs. The participants recently finished a series of 9 intensive workshops to get their business concept off the ground, receiving coaching and mentoring from experienced business owners on how to start and sustain a small, creative or social enterprise.
In late April / early May, the inaugural Bizness Men program will commence.
Conducted by Human Ventures, Bizness Men is a free, practical program for men who seek training, mentoring and support to start a successful micro-business.
The original closing date for Expressions of Interest was Monday 12th April. Despite receiving a strong level of interest, the decision has been made to extend the closing date until Thursday 22nd April.
Young people in Central West Queensland are increasingly being described as ‘creative’ and ‘enterprising’ thanks to the continuing work of Human Ventures (formerly SpeakOut) and the Creative Pathways in the Central West program.
Emerging from the program, in June this year, was the inaugural Shockwave Youth Arts Festival (Shockwave). Supported by the Human Ventures team, Shockwave was conceived and coordinated by young people from the Central West region and was extremely well received and attended by more than 200 people.
From the 24th to the 31st October, young people in the Central West will again have the opportunity to participate in creative arts workshops and showcase their talent.
I love adjectives, I really do.
They give life and colour and context to those plain old nouns. For example “a remarkable idea” takes on a whole different colour to “an idea”.
But I find that I’m rebelling against the use of adjectives that describe how things should be done…
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First impressions are very important and can often be the difference between a successful business relationship and ‘thanks, but no thanks’.
Human is working with Bizness Babes, an entry-level business program by women for women, to assist marginalised Mums present their micro-business to the world.