AGENCY IS A REGISTERED CHARITY BASED IN TASMANIA.

 

VALUES:

Everyone has the right to participate in the arts at any stage of their life without prejudice or exclusion.

 

MISSION:

Our mission is to connect older and young people who are experiencing challenging moments in life to co-create film, music and art. To build inclusive and vibrant communities and give voice to stories unheard.

OUR NO.1 PROJECT 

Moving Story is assisted through Arts Tasmania and Munnew Day Centre until June 2022.

We co-produce short documentaries with families who are caring for a loved one. They are a keepsake moment in time to treasure. 

The films also serve as a gift for care staff to assist them to gain a personal insight of clients that paperwork simply cannot.

The process empowers families and sincerely aims to contribute to the future care of their loved one, as they transition to being supported by care service providers.

‘Thank you for capturing the essence of who my mother is.’

Artists: Chris Mead (Producer, Film), Jimmy Reece (Music)

Evaluation: University of Tasmania

SOCIAL ARTS & MUSIC

Social Tonic is a program suitable for any health setting including Day Centre’s and Residential Care. We collaborate with staff and clients to co-design participatory arts, music, circus, public events and performances.

The focus is on relationship centred care and participating together.

Social Tonic promotes inclusion and equity for all people to be regularly engaged in a creative and cultural life.

Artists: Munnew Community (Singers and band members), Steady Teddy (Percussion), Brad Von Rock (Music), Sheyana Wijesingha (Music), Claire Bindoff (Circus), Chris Mead (Producer)

YOUNG & OLD SOULS

Soul Connection supports young people to reimagine their future, improve their mental health and action creative choices.

Ella J meets a dementia friendly community and together they create original music inspired by their newfound friendships.

Young and older have shared experience of being at risk of exclusion. 

Click here to read the latest media release on Ella J’s life changing experience, as featured in The Advocate.

Artists: Ella J (Songwriter, Vocals), Brad Von Rock (Music Coach), Ella Rose (Teacher), Jimmy Reece (Music Production), Chris Mead (Producer, Film)

WOMEN SHARE

Short Film: narta sista (2021) 12:40 mins

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‘narta sista’ is a group of women interwoven by their culture and friendship. They share stories of their deep connections to the land and each other and question the challenges of growing older together.

Q. What does culturally safe care look like as we age?

Thank you to the No.34 Aboriginal Health Service community for the gift of hearing your stories and the privilege of making this film together with you. 

This film was assisted through TasNetworks Resilient Community Fund.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of lutruwita, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We sincerely pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and for your wealth of stories and knowledge maintained and shared over generations.
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