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Changemaking work is tough. Sometimes it feels like all the odds are against you and it's a constant upward battle. Onions Talk is here to support you. Be inspired, be touched, be motivated. This podcast keeps you going when times are tough and we crystallise learning that you can apply on your impact work to save you unnecessary struggles.

The #Changemakers series interviews various people who are working on the ground to create change.

The #conversations series open up difficult but important social discourse.

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Onions Talk: Change making through social engagement Fié Neo

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Changemaking work is tough. Sometimes it feels like all the odds are against you and it's a constant upward battle. Onions Talk is here to support you. Be inspired, be touched, be motivated. This podcast keeps you going when times are tough and we crystallise learning that you can apply on your impact work to save you unnecessary struggles.

The #Changemakers series interviews various people who are working on the ground to create change.

The #conversations series open up difficult but important social discourse.

https://www.facebook.com/onionstalk
https://www.patreon.com/fieneo

    Holding space for hope and creativity in the justice system with Home Ground

    Holding space for hope and creativity in the justice system with Home Ground

    Jacqui Moyes is the creative director of Home Ground, a collaborative creativity and wellbeing initiative for women in the justice system. Home Ground creates space for women to pause, nurture hope, activate social change and create better lives for themselves and future generations. On a Home Ground project, artists (inside and outside of prison) make creative works using dance, performance, photography, writing, painting and music to address the issues women and whānau face in the justice system.

    In this episode, we talk about:
    - Making it work when traversing between the justice system, arts and community spaces
    - Different financial models that could support art projects in the justice system like Homeground
    - The impact of Home ground

    Learn more: https://www.homegroundnz.com

    This podcast season is supported by Singapore National Art Council.

    • 36 min
    Bowling clubs, institutions and arts infrastructure in Aotearoa with Jo Randerson

    Bowling clubs, institutions and arts infrastructure in Aotearoa with Jo Randerson

    Jo Randerson is the founder and artistic director of Barbarian Productions, a Wellington-based theatre production company. The Barbarians are driven by their belief in radical fun, courageous expression, fluidity, generosity and participation. They make works that are fun, interactive and often chaotic... but good, fun chaos. Jo also played an essential role in revitalising Vogelmorn Bowling Club into a community space with a bar, a café, a ginger beer brewery, and a toy library. In this episode, we deep dive into the state of the arts (literally) in Aotearoa and what we think the arts infrastructure needs to build up post covid. We also talk about the skills needed to make magic happen as socially engaged artists, often engaging different stakeholders in government, civil society, the arts, private sectors and more.

    https://www.barbarian.co.nz

    This podcast season is supported by Singapore National Art Council.

    • 36 min
    Cooking up arts-based narrative change with ArtsWok

    Cooking up arts-based narrative change with ArtsWok

    In this episode, Su-Lin Ngiam, Executive Director of ArtsWok Collaborative shares her journey of setting up a socially engaged art intermediary in Singapore. Some of the topics we covered include:

    Starting a socially engaged art intermediary in Singapore

    Crossing sectors, building projects: Working with the healthcare sector and the importance of supportive funding

    Opening up taboo topics through the arts

    Finding the right partners and convincing stakeholders

    Building in research into your process and program proposal

    What are some of the challenges and what kinds of structural changes could make it easier to do community-engaged work?

    Changing social frameworks and making career opportunities in the social arts sector accessible for youths

    Setting up funding that celebrates and honours collaboration

    Cross sector collaboration creates innovation; how to go about it

    Impact of cross sector projects


    Website: https://artswok.org

    Support ArtsWok: https://www.giving.sg/artswok_collaborative_limited

    End-of-life in the Malay-Muslim Community Research Report: https://artswok.org/library/end-of-life-malay-muslim-community/

    • 59 min
    Complicité connection and belonging with Massive Theatre

    Complicité connection and belonging with Massive Theatre

    Samantha Scott is the founder of Massive Theatre Company based in New Zealand. Their work comes from real stories, reflecting the rich diversity of Aotearoa.
    Through access to free workshops and ongoing mentoring/training, emerging artists are able to become a part of the company from age fourteen and stay with them throughout their professional career.
    Massive is a pathway, a whānau and a way to create excellent theatre.
    In this episode, we talked about

    the recent flood in Auckland,
    the Massive Company’s Kaupapa (way of being) and finding yours,
    questioning our way of life in an environmental crisis,
    How to find sustenance? Where are you most effective and sustained?

    https://www.massivecompany.co.nz

    • 1 hr
    Signals for the future with Leila Hoballah

    Signals for the future with Leila Hoballah

    Leila Hoballah is an entrepreneur, a community builder, a facilitator, an activist and a coach.
    She co-founded makesense.org in 2010 (left the organisation in 2018), thence led a collaborative action-research program, Boundless Roots, that looked at the conditions needed for radically transforming ways of living.
    In this episode, we talked about approaching climate action from a holistic systems view. Leila shared the signals picked up in their Boundless Roots report - key points of actions they identified that could create systems change:

    Youths
    Trauma
    Power
    Capacity building and burnout
    Arts and narrative

    Links to check out: makesense.org
    Boundless root report: https://boundless-roots.springly.org/page/1401491-our-report
    Get in touch with Leila @leila.hoballah@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    Indigenous wisdom with Chantal Stormsong Chagnon

    Indigenous wisdom with Chantal Stormsong Chagnon

    Chantal Stormsong Chagnon is an indigenous Cree Métis singer, drummer, artist, storyteller, actor, educator, workshop facilitator, social justice advocate and activist with roots in Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan (situated in Canada). She creates opportunities for cooperation, education, and empowerment everywhere she can. This episode dives deep into what it means to respect and care for nature and animals through the lens of indigenous culture. It explores how the arts could inspire mindset shift and behaviour change towards a more symbiotic relationship with our natural ecosystem. Listen to the full episode and be blown away by Chantal's incredible voice!

    • 34 min

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