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Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop



Vivid Ideas Exchange - UTS, The Great Hall
Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop


Joshua Vial, Catalyst and co-founder of Enspiral

Joshua Vial

Catalyst and co-founder of Enspiral

Catalyst and co-founder of Enspiral

Joshua is an entrepreneur and programmer with a passion for business, technology and social change. He has been running technology businesses for the last dozen years and launched Enspiral in 2010. In 2013 he co-founded Enspiral Dev Academy and is currently serving as a Catalyst of the Enspiral network while launching of a new livelihood pod called Golden Pandas.

Claire Marshall

Claire Marshall

Claire Marshall has a love for stories, technology and social good. An award-winning creative and experienced speaker and facilitator, she has presented at conferences such as Ouishare (Paris), Re:publica (Berlin) and Disrupt (Sydney). With a focus on helping people think creatively about disruptive technologies, she has co-developed (with Dr Ele Jansen) a facilitated co-design card game that has been played with organisations worldwide including Google, and run experimental workshops for organisations such as UTS (the University of Technology Sydney) on topics like Blockchain and Virtual Reality. She is a passionate advocate for the sharing economy and sits on the board of Mercury Co-operative, as well as on the advisory team for The Studio a media technology incubator.

Peter Tregilgas, Curator Creatives Get Cooperative

Peter Tregilgas

Curator Creatives Get Cooperative\

Curator Creatives Get Cooperative, Principal, Social Enterprise Services Australia & Chair Mercury Co-op Ltd.

Peter Tregilgas is a Master of Business (Arts & Cultural Management) and has skills and experience in creative and social innovation, encompassing regional development, arts management, festival coordination, capital projects and social enterprise. 

Director of the orginal creative disruptor the Adelaide Festival Fringe and inaugural Director of Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Arts Access SA.  Festival Consultant to the Victorian Tourism Commission instrumental in developing the Melbourne International Festival and Comedy Festival.

Peter’s current specialist focus is Cooperatives and Social Enterprises and has produced the definitive publications “Social Enterprise in Australia” and “Cooperatives in Australia”.  He works closely with the key peak association Business Council of Cooperatives and Mutuals. 

Peter is the founder of Social Enterprise Services Australia encouraging sustainable market based trading with a social outcome and an operating philosophy of Mainstream, Make Money and Make a difference. In 2015 Peter was invited to Chair the Mercury Co-operative, which brings together a network of specialist associates to build collaborative enterprises through evidence based research, strategic advice, communication and organisational structure.


Dr Patricia Morgan

Patricia Morgan

Academic Researcher

Dr Patricia Morgan Phd is an academic researcher and is currently working on projects that examine institutional change and preconceptual learning. Before taking up academic research, she was a community developer in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand and a community and fine artist exploring costume and somatic experience.

Katherine Tobias

Katherine Tobias

Katherine is passionate about the sharing economy and the sharing cities movement. After completing a Master’s degree in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford, she is now working for an international development consultancy. She strongly believes in the power of community to drive innovation, resilience and understanding.

Prof Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Prof. Ghil'ad Zuckermann

Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide

Brief Bio:

Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann (DPhil Oxford; PhD Cambridge, titular; MA Tel Aviv, summa cum laude) is Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a chief investigator in a large research project assessing language revival and mental health, funded by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  

His recent work includes Engaging – A Guide to Interacting Respectfully and Reciprocally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and their Arts Practices and Intellectual Property (2015), and the first online Dictionary of the Barngarla Aboriginal Language (2016). His MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages, has attracted more than 7,500 students from more than 150 countries. 

Extended Bio:

He is the author of the seminal bestseller Israelit Safa Yafa (Israeli – A Beautiful Language; Am Oved, 2008), Language Contact and Lexical Enrichment in Israeli Hebrew (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), three chapters of the Israeli Tingo (Keren, 2011), Engaging – A Guide to Interacting Respectfully and Reciprocally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, and their Arts Practices and Intellectual Property (2015) and the first online Dictionary of the Barngarla Aboriginal Language (2016).

He is the editor of Burning Issues in Afro-Asiatic Linguistics (2012), Jewish Language Contact (2014), a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, and the co-editor of Endangered Words, Signs of Revival (2014). He is the founder of Revivalistics, a new trans-disciplinary field of enquiry surrounding language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration. He has launched, with the Barngarla Aboriginal communities of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, the reclamation of the Barngarla language.

Professor Zuckermann is elected member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL). He was president of AustraLex from 2013 to 2015, Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Fellow from 2007 to 2011, and Gulbenkian Research Fellow at Churchill College Cambridge from 2000 to 2004. He has been consultant and expert witness in (corpus) lexicography and (forensic) linguistics, in court cases all over the globe.

He has been distinguished visiting professor at Shanghai International Studies University and taught at the University of Cambridge, University of Queensland, National University of Singapore, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, East China Normal University, Shanghai International Studies University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Miami University. He has been research fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science; Tel Aviv University; Rockefeller Foundation’s Study and Conference Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Institute for Advanced Study, La Trobe University; Institute of Linguistics, Shanghai International Studies University; and Kokuritsu Kokugo Kenkyūjo, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo.

He has been Denise Skinner Scholar at St Hugh's College Oxford, Scatcherd European Scholar at the University of Oxford, and scholar at the United World College of the Adriatic (Italy). His MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Language Revival: Securing the Future of Endangered Languages, has attracted more than 7,500 students from more than 150 countries.

Professor Ghil‘ad Zuckermann, D.Phil. (Oxon.), Chair of Linguistics and Endangered Languages, Department of Linguistics, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia.

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Senior Lecturer UTS Business School and UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation

Dr Natalia Nikolova has a PhD in economic and political sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) from the University of Cologne, Germany. She is a Senior Lecturer at UTS Business School and UTS Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation. Natalia researches organisational and management practices, strategy and innovation in a range of contexts, such as project-based organisations, professional services and creative industries. She is passionate about alternative and innovative models of value creation and is currently researching how to cultivate practices based on the concept of stewardship of public trust. Natalia has worked on several projects with industry partners including Second Road, Spencer Stuart, Mercer and the Australian Government Creative Industries Innovation Centre.

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

ownership, language, structure and sharing for a creative new economy

Who's driving the Bus!

Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop builds on the insights of the Vivid Ideas Exchange Seminar (Sun 4 Jun) and seeks to generate and/or build practical creative collaboration projects and find a practical outcome for creatives as potentially sustainable collaborative ventures.

Now it’s time to get our hands dirty...Creatives Get Cooperative - Workshop builds on the previous day Seminar to deliver an extended workshop that will incubate ideas, collaborators and share practical tools and identify models for collaboration and start-up resources.

The Workshop program will provide three key elements:

Panel Discussion

Key speakers from the seminar will adding value to context of Creatives ownership, language, structure and sharing in the new economy with an open exchange between speakers and participants.

Panelists: Joshua Vial / Prof Ghil’rd Zuckerman / Natalia Nikalova / Peter Tregilgas

Shared mapping - Map Jam

Co-operate Sydney will facilitate a “Map Jam” to identify and map Sydney’s Creatives sharing resources. The information gained will assist the workshop focus and identify resources. 

Co-operate Sydney is facilitated by: Claire Marshall / Dr Patricia Morgan / Katherine Tobias

Open Participation

Practitioner / Practical Tools including:

  •    Mastermind/hot circle: Problem ID & resolution, peer knowledge & collective support
  •    Income & Livelihood Pods incl: Income Pooling & Shared Pooling
  •    Collective decision making:  formation, agreement & guides

Workshop will be facilitated by Joshua Vial catalyst and co-founder of the New Zealand based innovative social experimental network: ”Enspiral”.

On the Bus …

Tickets for the Creatives Get Cooperatives - Workshop includes entry to the Seminar. Sun 4 Jun

The wheels of the bus go …

Creatives Get Cooperative – Seminar & Workshop is directed to artists, performers, musicians, screen media, arts and creative organisations and management, government (F/S/L) creative industry units, community engagement divisions and policy initiators. artist representatives and artists labour market representatives.


Creative Get Cooperative is assisted by:

Full details of the Program including any amendments and last minute updates:

www. http://socialenterprise.com.au/creative-get-cooperative-vivid-ideas-2017/


Share the fare … Bursary Support*

Through the generous contribution of Creatives Get Cooperative associates, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Co-ops NSW, limited complimentary registration spaces are available for Students, Collaborators and Cooperators who may not have financial resources to purchase a ticket …

Bursary registration is essential to be eligible for Bursary Support:

Register here*: Creatives Get Cooperative – Bursary Registration

Bursary support is made possible by the generosity of:

  • You: 
    • Individuals & Organisations are encouraged to buy “Pay One Forward” Tickets to support bursary attendance (2 Tickets – includes one for bursary distribution)
  • Project Associates:




(see also: www. http://socialenterprise.com.au/creative-get-cooperative-vivid-ideas-2017/)


Enspiral is a global network of entrepreneurs and start-ups working on stuff that matters. Enspiral lives in high-trust, personal relationships. Principles of collaboration, autonomy, transparency and diversity and the processes, agreements and culture form the foundation of the network. A cooperative in structure, Enspiral has quickly become one of the world's pioneers in new ways to organise work.

Creatives Get Cooperative workshop, Enspiral and other participants will share their experiences and experiments to form sustainable cooperative and collaborative ventures. The focus is on outcome development:


Culture is at the heart of the Enspiral network. We'll examine the cultural and technical processes and practices used to build a network and strengthen ventures and humans within it. Processes include: participation, agile processes, personal and professional development, checkins, external facilitators, communication retreats, away days, feedback, retrospectives and kindness.

Experimental and Open Source:

Experiments fuel ongoing understanding and are key to ensuring that whatever we're doing — governance, customer or project-related — is validated (or not). Taking an experimental and considered approach unlocks new learning and possibilities for projects and our ongoing evolution. Creativity is based on — you don't know what works until you try and no one else will know unless you share it!

Governance and Finance:

Agreements define the important processes at Enspiral. The process for creating and changing agreements is defined by the way in which Enspiral make decisions which in turn is defined by the way in which the participants establish trust and accountability for individuals and ventures within the network. Enspiral will discuss some of their experiments in collective strategy setting, 'catalysts' and 'independent pods'.

The Creatives Get Cooperative Workshop is a practical challenge for practitioners, arts management, creative innovators and government policy makers to embrace community ownership of creative assets and provoke arts and creative organisations to consider incorporating collaborative cooperative business models as a key to ownership of creative assets and creative freelancers labour market opportunities in a new shared economy.

Co-operate Sydney – Map Jam

Over 90 cities around the world have participated in a city-based Map Jams to map shared community resources. Co-operate community-building events will map Sydney’s sharing resources with the event being held as part of the Vivid Ideas 2017 – Creatives Get Cooperative. We will disseminate the information gained throughout the community in a series of fun, engaging workshops designed to help participants connect to their community and live more sustainably. 


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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.