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Co-Creative Media Exchange: A Call for Project Submissions Submissions close 11 October 2012 Do you work in community media or community arts and have a great idea for a project? We want to hear from artists, filmmakers, broadcasters, media producers, cultural workers and organisations who want to develop an interesting co-creative community media project. It can be a brand new project or a new angle on an existing one. What matters most is that you’re exploring how to help communities make and distribute their own media and stories.

What’s happening: The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are hosting a professional and project development opportunity for community arts and media makers as part of a large multi-year research project into community uses of co-creative media. Taking place on 9 November 2012 at ACMI, Melbourne, this half-day ‘media exchange’ will give selected participants the opportunity to workshop their projects; receive feedback, advice and support from national and international guests; participate in peer-to-peer mentoring and make new connections across community arts and media. Limited travel assistance is available for interstate and regional participants who need to travel to Melbourne for the ‘media exchange’. Financial assistance from QUT may also be available to projects that are suitable for further research and interested in being involved in the research project in 2013.

Projects might explore: New approaches to working with communities to co-create content New models of making community tv and radio production more accessible and participatory Collaborations between traditional broadcasters and community arts and media makers Experiments with using digital media to tell community stories Experiments with using social media platforms to creatively collaborate with audiences Please see the end of the document for information to be included in your submission

How the day will work: Successful participants will get 5-10 minutes each to pitch their project idea to the room Participants will then get 3 hours to workshop their project in detail with some of the most interesting thinkers, makers and innovators working in community arts and media

Who will be there: Participants will get to workshop their ideas with community arts and media figures including: Sam Gregory, Program Director of the leading human rights agency WITNESS; Sue Schardt, Executive Director of the innovative US-based public media organisation the Association of Independents in Radio; Scott Rankin, writer/director and Creative Director of award-winning arts and social change organisation Big hART; Mimi Pickering, award-winning documentary filmmaker and community media Director at the celebrated Appalshop in Kentucky, USA; Colin Griffith, online media expert and Director of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation; and many others.

Submission: Participation in the ‘media exchange’ is free, but places are strictly limited. For your project to be considered, please respond to the submission questions below. Send all submissions to by 11 October 2012

What to include in your project submission for the Co-Creative Media Exchange Please respond with 1-3 sentences for each question. Feel free to include links or a CV but please don’t submit audio/visual material. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

What is your project? Who is it for and why? How is the project participatory, collaborative, or co-creative? What do you hope to achieve with the project? What resources do you need to make the project a success? What connections do you have, or do you hope to make, with other communities, organisations, networks, etc, on this project? Do you need travel assistance to come to the ‘media exchange’? If so, how much and for what?

Additional Details Names of people who would attend the ‘media exchange’: Organisation (if applicable): Contact Email and Phone: Estimated Project Cost: Estimated Project Timeframe: Submissions or queries to Closing date: 5pm Thursday 11 October 2012

This event has been organised as part of the ‘Co-Creative Communities’ forum presented by ACMI and QUT, in partnership with the Australian Research Council, the Australia Council for the Arts, Goolarri Media Enterprises, Swinburne University of Technology, Curtin University, 31 Digital and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. For more information or to download the full forum program visit