Human connection in action. Creativity with purpose.

The Think+DO Tank Foundation was founded in September 2013 as the charitable arm of community development agency, the Think+DO Tank. The Foundation holds DGR 1/TCC status and is governed by an independent Board. 

Through our projects, Against the Tide: A Highway West and The Motion Room, Think+DO Tank Foundation has quickly earned a reputation as an ideas factory, and as a creative, connecting force in the communities in which we work. We create collaborative and participatory public art and community development projects.

Think+DO Tank Foundation takes a deep expertise in social policy; an understanding built at “eye-level” with communities; and the power of the arts, to enable the people in the communities where we work to strengthen their connections, and become agents for change in their own lives. We are human connection in action. We are creativity with purpose.

Our vision is of proud, creative, connected communities that draw on the skills of their members to achieve shared community goals.

Since 2013, we have been creating and leading two ambitious arts and community development projects - The Motion Room and Against the Tide: A Highway West.

You can watch something about each of them here:

Our Team

Jane Stratton, Executive Director, is our creative leader.

She works with:

  • Community Development Workers and Producers

Afaf Al-Shammari

Nikki Tighe, Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

Rosheen Saunders, Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

Freelance producers retained as funding permits

  • Artistic Teams

Against the Tide: A Highway West

Against the Tide is a long-term multi-platform project that explores the consequences of collective remembering and forgetting upon the Parramatta River, Sydney's first highway. A talented bunch of artists and creatives have completed the development of the work, and are now working to secure full production budgets to bring Against the Tide to the public in 2017. Our artistic team is:

The Motion Room

The Motion Room is a long-term community development/community arts  and cultural development project in the Green Valley or 2168 Postcode in Liverpool, south western Sydney. A talented array of artists are collaborating with community development specialists to inquire and experiment alongside local people how we can influence the drivers of long-term disadvantage and give greater control and influence to local people. 

  • Community Partners

Our partners include:

Liverpool Women's Resource Centre

Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre

Health Promotion Service, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre

Community Greening, Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust

  • Volunteers

  • Funders and supporters

Multicultural NSW

Liverpool City Council

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool City Council

Australia Council for the Arts, Experimental Arts & Community Partnerships

Screen Australia

Scanlon Foundation

Dusseldorp Forum

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio National

  • and our Board, led by our Chair, Siobhan McCann.