Trustees of Diversityworks Trust celebrated eight years of promoting diversity, creativity and social change at its Annual General Meeting last night. The Trust, founded in 2005 by Philip Patston, aims to advance social and community welfare, culture and heritage through the establishment of community based projects promoting community development to enhance social and economic participation, with an emphasis on artistic and creative processes.
Trust Chair Carol Waterman said, "Thinking back to the setting up of Diversityworks Trust in 2005, it is amazing that we are ever more successful in year number eight. Congratulations to everyone that has been involved over the years.
"This year seems to have been extremely busy with the Unique Extras phase 2 More Diversity on Screen campaign and kids' book 'My Friend is a Superhero'."
Waterman also noted that partnerships have been a theme this year — the Trust has umbrellaed SignDNA this year to support DeafRadio to set up an archive of NZ Sign Language footage for the Deaf community, as well as working with Duffy Books in Schools to distribute a copy of 'My Friend is a Superhero' to 500 low decile schools.
Read Diversityworks Trust's 2012-2013 Annual Report here.