Here you will find the latest news on ChangeFest 2019
Aboriginal Carbon Foundation Community Credits
For the first time in 2021, ChangeFest has worked with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation, purchasing 282 credits, representing 282 tonnes of carbon and offsetting 182 interstate flights for all those who traveled to the NT for CFNT21 plus 10,000km of road travel. Care for Country and Environmental Action is a core part of ChangeFest’s mission. […]
Creating the botanically printed flags for CFNT21, an interview with Karen Payten
If you were at ChangeFestNT21 or have seen the photos you may have noticed some silk flags at the back of the marquee in Goyder Square. They are the beautiful work of emerging artist Karen Payten who lives in Meanjin on Turrbal Country. Here is how she created them. 1. How are the flags printed? […]
Feeling transformed by ChangeFestNT21
Born and raised overseas in Germany and having lived on Kangaroo Island in South Australia for the last 13 years, I had never been to Palmerston or attended, let alone heard of, ChangeFest. After losing my farm and house in the Black Summer bushfires, I started a community project to raise funds from a grassroots […]
A link to Pro-Bono’s article about ChangeFestNT21
Big thanks to Maggie Coggan for this piece about ChangeFestNT21 featuring Serena Dalton (pictured) here:
Movements spotted at ChangeFestNT21 by Moira Were
Collaborative for Impact are one of the National Conveners of ChangeFest, have developed and supported a set of foundations for the work of building a movement of systems change makers. These foundations are guiding the work of CFI practitioners and the Learning Programs and reflected in the widening CFI Network. Collaboration for Impact is building […]
ChangeFest On The Rug
This is the story of ChangeFest 21 from my point of view. I am a Gathering Blanket. I came to ChangeFest via Moira Were and across the days and nights my custodian was Sean Leong. A bit about me, I am engineered from Clothing the Gap premium LiteAs Microfibre fabric which is sand resistant, super-absorbent, […]
Sharing the love and the learnings – ChangeFestNT21
A huge thank you to all those who came to ChangeFestNT21. We are still recovering from putting on such a big event under the influence of COVID-19. We were delighted to see over 400people participating in Palmerston, and around 40 others who showed up online. We are relieved that the event worked, people made it, […]
Final news for participants
Its a balmy 30 degrees in Darwin this Sunday as we head into the ChangeFestNT21 week. There is a lot of work going on and a good deal of excitement as this event comes to life through the many community members and change makers who are involved in this work and coming to Palmerston. On […]
Travelling to the NT for ChangeFestNT21
TRAVELING TO THE NT Next week ChangeFestNT21 will be underway on beautiful Larrakia Country in Palmerston. It’s been a big journey to get to this point and there is still a way to go before we will be ready. Perhaps we won’t be quite ready. That is one of the many joys of working in […]
My Name is Gulpilil – Community Screening, Sunday 6 June, 6pm
There is a community screening of My name is Gulpilil at Event Cinemas, Gateway Shopping Centre on Sunday 6 June at 6pm for local community #ChangeFestNT21 participants. All welcome.
Important article by Maya Newell about how systems marginalise
During ChangeFest19 in Mount Druitt we worked with Dusseldorp Forum to screen the award winning documentary In My Blood It Runs. This article by collaborator Maya Newell skillfully articulates how systemic racism and colonial structures systemically disadvantage the First Nations collaborators who appear in this film. https://www.smallgiants.com.au/storytelling/how-systems-marginalise
ChangeFest on the Road: Place Based Social Change that Centres First Nations Perspectives, Nowra
Please register on Humantix to obtain your ticket which will be needed for entry: https://events.humanitix.com/changefest-on-the-road-nowra What: This is a one-day facilitated event. It is designed to identify local community priorities and develop collaborative solutions that address systemic challenges and work for all. Representatives from across the region are being invited to join in a constructive […]
ChangeFest on the Road on Mumirimina Country, Tasmania
The first ChangeFest on the Road event for 2021 is in Clarence Plains, on the lands of the Mumirimina people, Tasmania – 26/27 February 2021. This two day gathering brings local people through One Community Together in Clarence Plains with representatives from collaborative initiatives around the state to share, learn, celebrate and accelerate place-based community […]
ChangeFest on the Road in Clarence Plains
ChangeFest on the Road in Clarence Plains is taking place on 26th/ 27th February, 2021 The theme of the event is BELONGING TO PLACE Two days to learn and celebrate place-based collaboration in Tasmania… Be the change! This is for you if you are: interested in seeing change in your local community keen to learn […]
New convenors announced for ChangeFest 21.
New National ConvenorsWe have new National Convenors. Collaboration for Impact are joined by National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, Health Justice Australia, the Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University and the Northern Territory Coalition for ChangeFest21. Its very exciting to be working with these incredible organisations. CFI enables people to tackle big problems […]
CHANGEFEST ON THE ROAD FIRST EVENT IN MURWILLUMBAH WITH IT TAKES A TOWN
On September 30, 2020 the 2484 Reset Workshop was the first outing for ChangeFest on the Road hosted by It Takes a Town.
Expressions of Interest invited to host ChangeFest22
Would you like the opportunity for your community to lead the agenda for ChangeFest. The ChangeFest team are seeking submissions from communities interested in hosting ChangeFest22. Please see the EOI document here.
We are hiring a First Nations co-director for ChangeFest21 based in the NT
Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with a passion for social change? We are seeking an NT based Indigenous person as co-director for ChangeFest21. DEADLINE – 6 NOVEMBER 2020 ABOUT CHANGEFEST ChangeFest is a festival of change. Local communities lead this process with a strong emphasis on co-creating, taking direction from and empowering, […]
Local caterers fed the Mount Druitt gathering
One of the principles of ChangeFest is to spend money locally and support local enterprises with aligned values. The food at ChangeFest 19 was carefully selected to showcase local talents and give support to community projects. Here is a bit of information about the organistions who will be providing lunchtime tucker throughout #ChangeFest19 Kallico Catering […]
Bringing your own water bottle was the start of Climate Action at ChangeFest
ChangeFest aims to produce significantly sustainable events. Participants helped us out by bringing a water bottle and coffee keep cup to help us reduce waste. Mount Druitt is a a hot place in the summer and we are already seeing record breaking temperatures. The event was disrupted by smoke from Sydney fires and this has […]
Other tools to help your change process
Collaboration for Impact has developed a tool for change makers called Platform C . This free resource can help you determine where you are up to in the collaborative change cycle with lots of different ways for you to learn and engage.
Lessons from lockdown = Time for change
The evacuation during ChangeFest 19 due to hazardous smoke was at the start of the devastating summer of bush fires. There was a moment at the end of the summer when many people were calling for change including the need to empower Indigenous people to lead land management. Then Covid-19 drove the country into lock […]
So many amazing speakers
We have a fine array of speakers from across the country and across the world. They include” Leading international champion of equity A leader who puts the soul into changemaking through Indigenous Art Ambassadors for sustainable development Gallery Highlights ChangeFest 18 Be the Change you Want to See in the World
Community are gathering in Mount Druitt to host ChangeFest.
After a national call to place-based changemakers around the country, Mount Druitt put up their hand and were successful in being chosen as the local hosts for ChangeFest 19. In 2019, in the heart of Western Sydney, the Mt Druitt communities are looking forward to welcoming you. As the local hosts, they will be bringing […]