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A note from Chris Mead (Producer / Artist)
I personally want to sincerely thank all that donated to Arts Health Agency Inc. You supported artists to deliver the work. You enabled community to co-create exquisite artistic outcomes, to have a voice, to creatively participate together in precious shared experiences that will stay with people for a lifetime.
To our supporters, partners and friends, you have contributed to improved health, social inclusion, education, awareness and simply beautiful intergenerational creative connections. Young and older souls who have developed relationships that would not have occurred without your support.
It’s just a transition.
Let’s look at an historical timeline of relevant highlights, achievements and transitions.
Creature Tales est. 2002
Arts and Community outcomes:
2007: Winner Tasmanian Banksia Award, Runner-up National Banksia Award
2009 – 2015: Australian Centre for Arts and Health Awards ~ National Arts and Community Health, National Leadership Award. Tasmanian Community Achievement Award.
2015. Idea? Let’s start a non-profit organisation. Will this make a difference in sustaining the work?
The simple answer is that becoming a not-for-profit organisation has only contributed a small amount to operations. The majority of the work developed has been supported by partners who pay to support the services, programs, events and projects.
2016-2022: Uniting NSW, Respect Care, Central Coast Council, Meander Valley Council, Baptcare, Munnew Day Centre / Meercroft Care, Rural Health Tasmania
A very high percentage of funding we have achieved through grants has not required us to be a not-for profit organisation.
Chris Mead has decided to return to the much-loved brand of Creature Tales, to continue working with partners as he always did before.
Arts Health Agency? Creature Tales?
The purpose of the work is the same, directed by the same person.
Chris is just going back to a simpler structure. Arts Health Agency has achieved its mission and although the board chooses to close its operations, the collaborative relationship with not-for-profit partners and community is very strong. Creature Tales will undertake all future projects.
The relationships, partnerships, artists and producers will not change.
The values, purpose and mission remain the same.
Now, back to the work.
Please follow Creature Tales. We will be creating a new website (will be some interruptions) so you can come and see us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/CreatureTales/
All of this work that remains on the website for now will be linked to the new Creature Tales website in the future. We are slowly disassembling this site.
For any enquiries, please make contact.
m. 0439 614 186