Switch - the playground of Information and Cultural Exchange
Last Thursday, Leanne and I had a meeting with Olympus Imaging Australia to discuss a potential partnership that would be ‘anything but ordinary’ (the slogan of their latest marketing campaign). We met with the product manager of the PEN series and talked about Flashpoint Labs and the opportunity we were presenting to Olympus.
Our first corporate meeting as Flashpoint Labs went well. We talked about our social enterprise, our workshops and programs and how in-line our mission is with the way Olympus is trying to position themselves. We promised to email through a follow-up partnership proposal that outlined in detail the business and social case for Olympus to partner with us. We look forward to hearing back from them and possibly receiving some quality cameras and support for the young people involved in our participatory photography programs.
It was great to meet a bunch of people with such similar values and aligned missions in a fantastic creative space. Leanne for ICE summed it up well as we were leaving - ‘let’s talk again soon and let the “love in” begin’. We look forward to lots of future collaborations with the ICE team at Switch.
(fouratefive - the cafe where Stuart and I had coffee to discuss the collab)
Flashpoint Labs is teaming up with Football United on their Digital Connections Project. The program is all about engaging young people from diverse backgrounds in digital storytelling through photography and filmmaking.
One of the future program participants said; ‘I’m excited to be part of the Digital Connections project, as it will mean more opportunities for students to develop their multimedia production skills to help make their dreams come true’
Acclaimed filmmaker, and ambassador of the project, Phillip Noyce said of the young people involved in the Football United program; ‘With cameras in hand, these remarkable youngsters will be able to tell, and share, their incredible stories.’
Flashpoint Labs is excited to be collaborating on this fantastic project. Stay tuned to hear updates and to find out how you could be involved.
How did this collaboration come about? When awesome people (Rose Macdonald) think of their friends (us), as awesome people do, they connected them to opportunities and other awesome people (Stuart Meney). Big thanks to Rose for going out of her way to introduce us to Stuart and making this collaboration possible.