30 years in arts & media as a community artist; arts & media practitioner; arts & media educator in both formal & informal education sectors; community level consultant and mentor.
Established Social Ventures Media in 2007 - a community based enterprise using cultural development methodologies to build communications capacity in community.
Using arts based practice with new communications technologies, old and new media and multidisciplinary approaches to building capacity at grass roots/community level in communications.
SVM's approach to community media has evolved out of work in community over the last 20 years with community groups, civil society, community & youth services, not-for-profits and increasingly NGO's.
Sectors SVM works in: Environment & Sustainability; Youth; Primary & Secondary education, Vocational education and training; Drug & Alcohol Programmes; Aboriginal communities and enterprise; Community based arts projects & arts education; Refugees & Immigrants; Information technologies; project documentation; community enterprise communications strategy design & training.
SVM devolves/adapts media & communications practice to community level according to needs, resources and capacity - and also part of its brief is the building and increase of capacity in community.