Putting the ‘social’ in ‘social enterprise’ - how an arts studio educates and connects women in need
Social enterprises operate first and foremost to provide opportunities to those in need.
One way they can do so is in the name itself: by providing social connection.
The Social Studio in Collingwood does exactly that by providing education and teaching opportunities to refugee women from a wide range of backgrounds. CEO Dewi Cooke details how the Studio’s free fashion school not only provides refugee women a path to a meaningful and satisfying career, but also fosters social connections for its students and teachers.
Teacher and student Muhubo Sulieman shares her experience since joining the studio, including her first exhibition at a gallery, showcasing work inspired by her early life in Somalia.
Hear how Dewi, Muhubo and the Social Studio connect diverse communities in the latest episode of Getting it Right with Craig Foster.
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