Archive for August, 2011

Youth Enterprise Centre Pilot Project 2011

This was from one of the series of meetings for the Youth Enterprise Centre Pilot Project run by SVM over an 8 month period in 2011.
Regular meetings enabled 18-35 yr creative industries, social enterprise and community entrpreneurs to come together and share ideas, practice pitching projects and enterprises to their peers – and talk about how best to build their professional careers and start-up enterprises.
Initiated by SVM, it was supported by Starfish Enterprises, The Armidale Business Centre, The Armidale Club and one of our local councillors.
The project sought better to understand the problems of youth retention in regional and rural centres. And to provide an alternative networking and mentoring framework for young entrepreneurs, who do not necessarily use existing support structures and regional development agencies – often because their needs don’t match up with them.
Over 30 18-35 year olds participated over the duration – most of whom have gone on to successfully run their own enterprises in their relevant fields or at least found confidence to set off to realise their goals and aspirations.
SVM has worked with and mentored most of these talented and driven young people – who post-education and training find limited opportunity and support in regional and rural centres like Armidale.









These fast turnaround eFlyers are quickly thrown together as email notices to project participants and in turn become viral advocacy & promotional tools.

Made in any one of the following applications – Powerpoint, Keynote, Pages, Photoshop & Fireworks

Quick, simple and effective.


Here’s the final of the ISCC produced video made with the Department of Education & Community, supported By Armidale Dumaresq Memorial Library, Armidale Harmony Group and International students and members of community from Tamworth, Armidale, Inverell and Moree and regional libraries and schools.


Harmony Day 2011 Human Books Project from SVM on Vimeo.

Final edit of Harmony Day 2011 Human Books project. Department of Education and Communities, Equity Programs ran the project in 4 communities in North West NSW & New England – Tamworth, Armidale, Inverell & Moree.
This video mostly features the Armidale Dumaresq Memorial Library event. Supported by the local Harmony Group and the International Students Sub Committee who produced the video in partnership with SVM.

Building on the links between SVM & the ISSC and widening the partnerships networks within our community –  this is the first collaboration with start-up media makers Little Owl Productions.

Jake, Adam & Sammy came on board to cover the day’s event – and there have emerged in cmmunity a number of other potentila projects for Little owl Productions to build their portfolio.

Mnetoring, nurturing & fostering new talent & partnerships is a key part of SVM’s brief. We shoiuld be seeing much more from Little owl as they engage with community.


Mandela Day from Regnis on Vimeo.


SVM has just completed a short term stage lighting project with Armidale High School – a production of THE LIAR  –  an Italian comedy from the eighteenth century by CarlosGoldoni, adapted by lcoal writer & musician Andrew McCue especially for Armidale High. A vibrant, entertaining take on a classic incorporating original music, circus and slapstick comedy.

SVM undertook to design the lighting, supervise the rigging and mentoring a crew, ably lead by Jordan & james.

This is the third Armidale High productiion that SVM has offered this informal training to  – building cpacity in a school community, establishing a tech crew that can serve other creative arts projects for the ramiainder of the year.

Directed bythe school’s Head of Drama, Penny McCue (Andrew’s sister) and supported by a battalion of staff & former students -the season was a great success.