Urban Events is OUter Urban Projects' dynamic new social enterprise program offering performances, workshops, speakers and interactive forums. Our social enterprise is aimed at clients from government, school, corporate, private, arts and community organisations that want to highlight a social issue or theme in an entertaining way at their events, festivals, conferences, launches and forums. This can range from issues around race, culture, marginalised youth/groups and culturally diverse communities, young women and body image to themes around environmental awareness, violence and binge drinking. Urban Events is expert at responding creatively to social issues in a variety of contexts, venues and budget range.
Urban Events' social purpose is about providing training and paid employment and industry and networking experience for Outer Urban Projects' new and emerging artists, arts workers and creative producers from the outer north and beyond. These young people develop their skills in adjacent programs such as Zone2 Dance, Music and Text Tutorials. It is a high output, central training and employment program that builds pride and ownership for the young artists and arts workers working within it.
The OUP team have years of events and arts management experience and are working on the ground with a diverse and talented wave of new artists from the outer urban belt. Urban Events specialises in delivering quality performances and workshops in dance, spoken word and music across street, popular, classical and traditional styles. Showcases at events can be anything from a 5 min high energy hip hop street dance routine, to a soulful duet by Islander sisters, a team building body percussion workshop or rap classes incorporating a company's core values. Urban Events also offers speakers, expert in cultural community development practices and engagement of culturally diverse young people from marginalised areas. Events include Dance Sister Dance and Youth Week for Moreland City Council, VicHealth Arts About Us Cluster meeting, Melbourne CAE community development discussion sessions, Blind Citizens Australia - State Forum, Darebin Music Festival, Hume Interfaith Youth Forum, Inner North Community Fund 'Garden Party Weekend', Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation 'Finding Home' Networking event and City of Melbourne's 'First Friday Dance Club'.
If you would like to know more about Urban Events or book a performance or workshop contact a Leah Healy - Urban Events Coordinator on 03 9650 2521 or email email@example.com