A key part of Dusseldorp Forum’s strategy is to connect diverse individuals and organisations across sectors to foster more collaborative relationships and collective actions to enable smarter solutions that meet real needs. Since 2017 we’ve supported four lighthouse initiatives from Bourke NSW, Doveton VIC, Logan QLD and Kabulwarnamyo NT to join forces as part of a collaborative, three-year process called the ‘Festival of Change’. These groups come together to distil what works and why, share evidence and resources and build a greater collective voice to advocate for the system changes required to shift long-term outcomes for vulnerable children and communities.


Festival Of Change 2018

Year Two of the Festival of Change was held from 8-10 May 2018 at Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne. The lighthouses worked together to articulate what is required to sustain their nation leading work.
The value of relationships as well as developing social change leadership and flexible funding models were identified as key enablers.


Festival Of Change 2017

In 2017, the Festival of Change brought together change makers from across Australia. The four initiatives recognised that together they’re part of a social change movement for thriving communities.
And while their work is happening in different ways and diverse locations, they share common design principles that provide a guide for collective, long-term social change in place.