The Coast’s Naughty Noodle Fun Haus has received a very special second birthday present, with the arts and culture social enterprise the recipient of the Macquarie Group’s (MG) National SEFA Partnerships program.
The three month business partnering is part of MG’s philanthropic commitment to boost social ventures, supporting them to become operationally resilient in uncertain environments, and spans the public, private, not-for-profit, philanthropic, academic, community and social enterprise sectors, with MG firmly believing that social enterprises like Naughty Noodle Fun Haus will be key drivers of an economic recovery that has inclusion and equity at its core.
Fun Haus Creative Director, Glitta Supernova, pitched to a judging panel, made up of sector experts and representatives from SEFA Partnerships and MG, and was shortlisted based on her sustainable vision for changing existing perceptions of the Coast and for driving the organisation towards continued social impact and commercial value.
With a focus on delivering bold, contemporary and LGBTQIA+ inclusive arts, culture and community activations, the Naughty Noodle has become synonymous with delivering successful innovative experiences which facilitate broader positive social impacts and economic development for local businesses and not-for-profit organisations through their multi-brand offerings.
Through its events, activations and cultural shows, the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus has brought close to 10,000 local and visiting audiences across all ages to the Coast, along with a diverse and ever-growing stable of Australian and international creatives, changemakers, innovators and thought leaders through its Noodles Creative Collective.
Many of these people will appear in the Fun Haus’ upcoming project with Central Coast Council, Heard Music, as well as some upcoming online projects, which include collaborations with Melbourne Fringe Festival, Equality Australia and Mardi Gras.
Currently working on something for Council’s 2020 The Lakes Festival, Supernova said the team at Naughty Noodle Fun Haus were thrilled to be recognised by MG and were itching to return to in person events in the near future.