The 2011 Adelaide Activist Skillshare is just one sleep away, and all of us organisers are super excited. With over 70 people coming along and fantastic workshops scheduled it is shaping up to be one of the best skillshares Adelaide has ever seen.


Firstly if you haven't yet done a bank transfer, please bring your registration payment in cash along with you; $40 unwaged subsidised, $80 waged subsidised and $110 non-subsidised.

Secondly a lot of you haven't filled out the transport form. If:
  • if you want to see if you can car pool
  • have space/s in your car
  • need to be picked up from the bus stop

You need to fill out the transport form now: Click here for the Transport Form

Finally, we have compiled a list of things you need to bring along and there are a few optional items towards the bottom.
  • note pad and pens
  • cushion to sit on during workshops (many rooms don't have any seats)
  • colourful accessories for the 'Rubic2 party night'
  • any musical instruments
  • some 'pocket money' for any extras bits and bobs, max $30
  • your own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow and an extra blanket!)
  • warm clothes for night - bring your warmest jacket.
  • torch
  • good shoes for bush walking
  • wet weather gear 
  • toiletries / towel
  • medication
  • any food you can’t live without i.e. chocolate
  • tea towel for drying your dishes
  • anything you would like to share to help create an awesome weekend. 

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me or call me on 0434823534

See you at the Skillshare:
5pm Friday at Longwood Camp, Stock Rd, Mylor

From Peta

On behalf of the organising collective :) 
JD, Cristel, Sophie, Alyssa, Peter, Jarred, and Tammy-Jo

 
 
Thanks to all the 70 people who have registered for the skillshare. We will be sending out an e-mail with what to bring and also to determine transport and carpooling options.

We will be able to pick people up from the Stirling bus station and details of pick up times will be posted in an e-mail to you. As we are finalising food and numbers please let us know if you have indicated you will be there the entire weekend and will not require dinner on Friday.

If you missed out and your super keen to come - get in contact with us and perhaps we maybe able to still accommodate you, however we are close to capacity.

It is going to be a great weekend and it is so good to see that so many people have registered.
 
 
The workshop timetable is finally available - check it out and get excited

If you would like see the outline with more information about what each of the workshops are about, then check out the workshop program page.
(Note: This timetable may evolve and vary slightly as we draw nearer to the skillshare, but this draft guide will give you an idea about what workshops are planned when at this stage).

There is also the opportunity for some open-space workshops to be run across the weekend.

We will be developing a program workbook to aid learning across the skillshare and to give participants some take-home background info to complement the workshops.

A big thanks to the organising crew and all of the sponsor organisation for making this skillshare possible, and doing a great job in pulling together such a great program.

We look forward to see you there.

 
 
Plenty of people have registered so far, but due to some late promotion, we've decided to extend the registration deadline until Friday August 26th as to allow more people to get involved.

Even though the deadline has been extended, we encourage you to register as soon as possible so we can have a better idea of numbers for food and accommodation.

So please, head to the registration page to register before Friday August 26th.
 
 
Artivism

Artivist is a portmanteau word combining "art" and "activist". Frank Berganza states..."When one pushes for change, (socially, politically, or environmentally), by utilizing their creative ability to communicate in ways of their artistic activity, that is known as Artivism". Artivism developed in recent years while the anti-globalization and antiwar protests emerged and proliferated. In most of the cases artivists attempt to push political agendas by the means of art. Yet this is not political art as it was known before, in the sense of artworks being political. The artivist is often involved in Street Art, Subvertising, Spoken Word, Activism and Protesting.

The artivist (artist +activist) uses artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression—by any medium necessary. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation.

also check this out - pretty cool preamble on this artivism network website
http://www.artivism.de/preamble.htm
 
 
New photos have just been uploaded to the website. We really are in for a treat - such a beautiful place in the hills it is, we are all going to get a nice retreat away from the city.

Check them out by clicking here

Don't forget the skillshare is only 3 weeks away!!! - wow how time fly's.

You only have 8 days left to register.
Register your participation by filling in the online registration form available


 
 
Awesome news!!!

AYCC South Australia (Australian Youth Climate Coalition) are now part of the skillshare sponsorship group.

If you are affiliated with AYCC you are now eligible for a subsidised registration rate for the Adelaide Activist Skillshare - which is being held from Friday evening the 2nd Friday to Sunday the 4th September (less than 1 month away)

Register for the skillshare by clicking here
registrations close on on 20th August.

AYCC joins with other sponsors; ASEN (Australian Student Environment Network), TWS SA (The Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc), FOE  (Friends of the Earth Adelaide) and Greenpeace Australia.

Even if you are not affiliated with one of the organisations you can still attend the skillshare.
Also those who are struggling with finances may apply for a registration fee waiver - just indicate on the online registration form.

The workshop outlines are now available here
you view the awesome bios of the workshop facilitators here

We will be sending out more information about what to bring and post the program timetable over the next few weeks.

Registrations close on 20th August - so don't miss this awesome opportunity which will bring the Adelaide activist community together

 
 
Everything is coming together nicely for this years skill-share.
Workshop outlines are now available on our  programs page of our website. 
You can also check out the biographies of some of the incredible workshop facilitators.

A new online registration process has just been established.
- now is the time to register for the skill-share. click here to register
Registrations close on 20th August - this is so we can arrange catering.

We also must welcome a new sponsor to our collaboration. Greenpeace Australia!
If you are affiliated with Greenpeace - please indicate on the registration as you will also be eligible for a subsidised registration.

This skill-share is shaping up to be awesome!!
We are all looking forward to it and it is only 1 month away!

 

Activist Skill-share