Earlier this year the Centre for Sustainability Leadership (CSL) Alumni Committee started a crowd funding campaign for the 2016 CSL Alumni Access Scholarship.
Driven by alumni reflecting on their own experiences and wanting to enable that opportunity for others, the campaign aimed to raise enough funds to cover one participant’s Fellowship Program fees in 2016.
In short, this was a way to share the love and pay it forward!
The campaign was a huge success with our initial target exceeded!
As a result the committee has this year decided to split the funding and award part-scholarships to two very deserving artists – Jodee Mundy (Melbourne Fellowship Program) and Harriet Watts (Sydney Fellowship Program).
Jodee Mundy is an artistic director of her own creative producing company Jodee Mundy Collaborations, based in Melbourne, VIC. Her experience spans across theatre, installations, parades, puppetry to film and programming for festivals, and has taken her around the world. As a semi-retired sign language interpreter, she consults in inclusive arts practice for various councils and arts organisations, striving to share stories and bring together audiences who do not often encounter one another.
“CSL is giving me the courage to step up…To share and deliver my practice to non arts sectors; to explore the principles of participation, expression, community building, resilience and creative inclusion beyond creative industries.” - Jodee Mundy
Harriet Watts is the founding director and designer at object design studio The Fortynine based in Sydney, NSW. Interested in how to shift values, perceptions and attitudes through her designs. her work often explores alternative ways of constructing, thinking about, and consuming functional objects, at times challenging existing assumptions about their materiality, functionality and use, while reflecting her strong love of the natural world.
“I hope the program will allow me to find my true north, provide me with the confidence to make things happen, give me a network of people to lean and bounce off, as well as give me the many practical tools I need in order to affect change.” - Harriet Watts
We wish both Jodee and Harriet all the best as they continue their Fellowship Programs which kicked off in March 2016.
For more information about our programs and to apply for the 2017 Fellowship Program visit www.csl.org.au
For more information about how you can donate to fund a CSL scholarship visit www.csl.org.au/contribute/
To the following people and organisations who so kindly donated to the 2016 CSL Alumni Access Scholarship, both Jodee, Harriet and the CSL Alumni Steering Committee say THANK YOU for your generosity, support and encouragement.
Anthony Aisenberg (www.crowdspot.com.au)