Melbourne's ad industry unite to support underpriviledged teens with launch of not-for-profit organisation I-Manifest

_MG_5259.jpgLast night, Tuesday 11th September over 60 advertising industry professionals gathered on the atmospheric rooftop of The Cullen, the edgy sister in The Art Series Hotels family.

Brought together by an interest in the work of not-for-profit organisation, I-Manifest, who empower underprivileged and rural teenagers by exposing them to a realistic future in the creative industries, the event marked the Melbourne launch of the organisation and was part of a 2 week program of The Creative Chronicles workshops.

For more information, visit the I-Manifest website here.
The evening was an opportunity for I-Manifest and the creative professionals to collaborate on opportunities and future investments to boost the participation of Victoria's youth within the creative industries. The discussions of the evening raised the awareness of the talent shortage facing the creative industries in Australia and the reality that a large percentage of our young people do not have opportunity or exposure to achieve a career within these industries. There was unanimous agreement in the room of a need for industry wide change and action.

The event was sponsored by Artisan Recruitment, who are supporting the organisation in the effort to promote emerging talent within the creative industries. Luke Osborn, co-chair of Youngbloods Victoria and his committee were also present and it is partnerships such as these that allow the work of I-Manifest to be viable and relevant within Melbourne's creative industries.

The Creative Chronicle workshop hosts included Ikon Communications, Naked Communications, Tank Branding, Acclaim Magazine, Semi-Permanent and Reactive.

The Creative Chronicles is a workshop series aims to help underprivileged teenagers every month be inspired and motivated to pursue a creative path. Combined with a mentor program which cements relationships born between creative youth and professionals, I-Manifest aims to support it's students from their first workshop experience until they achieve their educational and vocational aspirations.

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