Creativity Australia

Improving lives one voice at a time

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Creativity Australia is building a happier, healthier, more inclusive nation through the life-changing With One Voice program.

We bridge the gap between people experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate through the neuro-scientific benefits of community singing. We build supportive networks that help people connect to brighter futures.

Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times. More than 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. This leads to mental and physical health issues and economic disadvantage.

Creativity Australia’s With One Voice choirs welcome people from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds, aged 9 to 90. Age, race, language, religion, disability and disadvantage fade away.

The choirs are led by professional conductors and meet weekly, followed by supper.

Through the innovative Wish List program, participants grant one another wishes big and small: such as free music lessons, language and computer tuition, assistance with resumes, mentors and finding jobs. The choirs help people connect to whatever they need in life: friends, mentors, wellbeing, self-esteem, networks, skills and employment. Over 3000 wishes have been granted so far!

Loneliness is the global epidemic of our times. More than 2 in 5 people feel socially isolated and unheard. This leads to mental and physical health issues and economic disadvantage.

Why Singing?

The neuroscience of singing is proven to make people happier, healthier, smarter and more creative.

When diverse people sing together on a regular basis, we create supportive communities better-placed to solve some of society’s biggest challenges, such as mental illness, cultural tension and unemployment.

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Our Impact

The With One Voice program is recognised as one of Australia’s top social innovations Participant surveys and testimonials reveal the impact of the program, but we invite you to experience a With One Voice choir first-hand!

Here are some key statistics from a recent Program Evaluation by Swinburne University.

  • 98% of participants experience less stress
  • 91% use the program to bond with others
  • 84% say they have made new friends/relationships
  • 79% have learned new things
  • 71% have improved community involvement
  • 66% feel less depressed (30% neither agreed nor disagreed because not everyone who comes to the program is depressed)
  • 60% have gained improved understanding of other cultures and people
  • 52% say granting wishes and helping others has enriched their life

Our Community

Creativity Australia supports and engages with a broad range of people, organisations and groups including:

  • Migrants
  • Job seekers
  • Youth
  • Older adults
  • People experiencing mental or physical illness
  • People experiencing economic or social disadvantage
  • Regional and isolated individuals, groups and communities
  • Organisations helping individuals in need
  • Organisations and individuals wanting to make a difference
  • Executives and professionals seeking meaning
  • People seeking confidence or self-esteem
  • People who want to find their voice
  • All people seeking joy, hope, harmony, health and happiness!

Fast Facts

  • 10 years
  • 35+ programs
  • 6,000+ participants
  • 100s of volunteers
  • 1,000+ inspiring performances
  • 100s of work experience, skills, mentoring & employment opportunities
  • 100s of connections to health and social services
  • 3,000+ wishes granted (since 2013)
  • National & international interest to commence new programs
  • Development of the With One Voice Social Franchise model

Check out the Creativity Australia for more information about our programs as well as how to get involved:

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