An inspirational festival of Australia-wide change-making efforts was initiated by the ChangeFestfounding partners – Collaboration for Impact, Logan Together, Opportunity Child, and Griffith University – at the inaugural ChangeFestevent held in Logan (Queensland) in November 2018. More than 600 participants committed to building a national movement so that individual communities can become directly involved in identifying, planning, funding, implementing and evaluating the services they need. Communities decide what works and what is best for them. They also have a choice to opt-in.
At the heart of this collaboration is a commitment to remind Governments that First Peoples, who have layered a culture-of-place in hundreds of communities over thousands of years and been confronted with different ways of doing by the recent creation of Australia as a nation, need to reimagine the relationship they have with the country’s oldest citizens.
An outcome of the 2018 ChangeFestevent is the ChangeFestStatement– a declaration that unites and directs the efforts of all communities that believe in the outcome we’re describing. TheChangeFestMovement is focused on communities, their children and intergenerational change, to benefit all Australians.