4 May 2017




Soul Safari, an event series created by and for a global network of creative entrepreneurs, is returning to Sydney on 26, 27 and 28 May, 2017 at The School.


Founder and “Connector-In-Chief” Vanessa Holden – Executive Design Director at New York creative strategy and business transformation agency Sub Rosa; and formerly Senior Vice President and Creative Director of west elm, Editor-In-Chief of Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, and Creative Director of Real Simple and Donna Hay Magazine – started the network with the mission of mobilising creatives and igniting innovative, collaborative work.


“I started Soul Safari to drive radical transformation by creating a space for people to come together in an active, creative environment that focuses on purposeful, sustainable and ethical practices,” Holden said.


“It’s been a real thrill to see our first two events in Sydney and New York bring together a tribe of the world’s leading artists, makers and creative minds and propel them forward in new projects and collaborations. It’s been humbling and inspiring to shape an empowering space for attendees to discover the next opportunity and fuel their journey toward their dreams, especially at this moment of global instability and uncertainty.”


“Fearless creativity and deep collaboration toward shared goals will propel us forward to new futures together – the dynamism of the Australian creative community is constantly evolving. I can’t wait to get back to Australia to bring to life our next series of events, sharing the stories of an even more diverse group of leading creative spirits and established and emerging business leaders across a broad swath of industries.”


Early bird tickets are available for a very limited time at and details on the entire programs for Sydney and Melbourne can be found at


26, 27, 28 May, 2017 at The School, 85 Dunning Avenue, #2, Rosebery, NSW 2018


Now in its second year, Soul Safari Sydney will bring together twenty-five speakers over three days, featuring keynote conversations with artist Liane Rossler, Dinosaur Designs co-founder Louise Olsen, and broadcaster and founder of The Edible Balcony, Indira Naidoo.


The program also includes the opportunity to collaborate with artist Elliott Routledge (aka “Numskull”) on a massive on-site art installation and provides a platform to connect with artists, makers and changemakers from across the country.


Soul Safari have offered AGDA Members a 25% dicount. Visit the Member Benefits section to access the AGDA Member discount code.