The Future of Here (and Now)

With thanks to funding from Country Arts SA through the Regional Arts Fund, headspace Berri is delivering a special community awareness project across 2021 and 2022 called The Future of Here (and Now). The Future of Here (and Now) includes training, professional development and delivering a series of creative conversations, community engagement experiences and small digital and in-person outcomes across 2021 & 2022 that build connection, community leadership, mental health literacy and resilience with and for Riverland young people. 


Coming up as part of The Future of Here (and Now):

  • Mental Health Festival October 2022 (details coming soon!)
  • Some very special digital creative outcomes (details coming soon - stay tuned on our Facebook page)

Most activities are open to the headspace age range (12-25) but please check specific activities for details as some do have a narrower age range.


The Future of Here (and Now) is led by the headspace Berri hERO group. You can find out more about hERO and join here. 


The Future of Here (and Now) activities and outcomes so far:

  • the headspace Berri hERO picnic (April 2021) included a performance by  Year 12 student & musician Bianca Feher, and contracting young photographer Wild Tallulah to document the event. 
  • an excursion to see Euphoria at the Chaffey Theatre (April 2021)
  • performance by Year 11 student & musician Chloe Edwards at the Waikerie Mother & Daughter Afternoon Tea event (May 2021)
  • July School Holiday workshops with guest and local artists including Kat Bell, Matcho Cassidy, Jess Martin, Stuart Watkinson, Kirste Jade, Jamila Main, Nancy Bates and Daniel Giles.
  • presenting one of the poems written at the July School Holiday workshops as part of Riverland Pride March (August 2021) and other Riverland Pride March activities
  • an excursion to the Chaffey Theatre to participate in a professional development workshop with Sensorium Theatre (September 2021)
  • Play Me I'm Yours hERO collaboration with local artist Kat Bell (Sep 2021 - February 2022)
  • Sep/Oct 2021 school holiday activities
  • T-shirt design and printing with Jake Holmes (Oct/Dec 2021)
  • local school incursions with First Nations screenwriter Travis Akbar (Nov 2021)
  • Auslan Introductory workshop, led by hERO member Kaitie Francis (June 2022)
  • Making Pride Workshops in collaboration with Riverland Youth Theatre, with guest artists Calamity Tash & Meg Wilson, and local artist Jess Weidenhofer (July 2022)
  • MC workshop with guest artist Yoz Mensch (August 2022)
  • Riverland Pride March 2022 performances and roving entertainment (August 2022)


The Future of Here (and Now) project has been made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.