Brisbane-based Human Ventures, a profit-for-purpose social enterprise that assists marginalised communities in Queensland, is throwing a party to remember on August 24, to raise funds and awareness of their mission to bring positive change through arts based programs.
The ‘Party for Purpose’ is set to take place at Queensland Theatre Company’s Bille Brown Studio and will unite Brisbane’s creative, not-for-profit and business communities for an evening of live music, live art, luxury auction items, boutique wine and beer tasting, and Shanghai street food.
Human Ventures have secured an impressive lineup of talent for the party with award-winning Indigenous artist Richard Bell painting collaboratively with guests. Providing the soundtrack to what is promising to be a unique event are sellout world music act Mzaza, international beat boxer MC Kitch, Kaylah Truth and her dancers, and DJ Tyrone Noonan – some of the best talent Brisbane has to offer.
Human Ventures Creative Director Andrew Gibbs said, “This is a great opportunity for us to have fun while raising money for long term positive change in our own backyard”
Funds raised on the night will be put towards community programs that have a long history of success including Creative Tracks, Creative Pathways, and the delivery of the Shockwave Festival.
When: August 24, 7:30 pm to midnight
Where: QTC’s Bille Brown Studio, 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane
Tickets: $100* per person, includes all food, drink and entertainment – buy your ticket or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 07 3229 8055 for more information.
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The organisation’s Indigenous program Creative Tracks works with young people aged 12 to 25 in the communities of Cherbourg, Woorabinda, Logan and Hope Vale. The program uses arts and cultural expression to encourage leadership, confidence and community building.
Human Ventures is also responsible for Creative Pathways, a youth arts program that creates opportunities for isolated young people in Central West Queensland. Programming includes creative and enterprise development workshops and the planning and production of the Shockwave Festival. The festival, held annually in Blackall, has achieved enormous success through connecting the local community and enhancing the profile of the region, and was recognised by an Outback Tourism Award for ‘Best Festival/Event’ in 2011.
The Party for Purpose is the latest of Human Ventures’ innovative ways to fund its activities. Currently the organisation is distinct from many other not-for-profits, in that it has a leveraged funding model involving a blend of self-generated revenue, government funding and philanthropy. Human is proud of its ‘profit for purpose’ business model though the delivery of creative consultancy including graphic design, digital media, and community engagement to ensure the sustainability of its programs. Human enjoys a strong client base including Lend Lease, QIC, State Library of Queensland and Brisbane City Council.
So what are you waiting for? Party with the humans and buy your ticket for Party for Purpose today!