Central Coast arts and culture organisation Naughty Noodle Fun Haus is celebrating its second birthday with a new partnership set to help expand its operations.
The organisation’s progressive and resilient team, led by creative director Glitta Supernova, has produced a unique combination of cause and creativity entertainment resulting in positive community, social and economic development for the region.
The group confirmed this week it had been successful in securing a National SEFA Partnership.
A formal part of the Macquarie group directors’ program, the three-month business partnering is part of the Macquarie Group’s philanthropic commitment to boost social ventures, supporting them to become operationally resilient in uncertain environments.
It spans the public, private, not-for-profit, philanthropic, academic, community and social enterprise sectors, believing that social enterprises such as the Naughty Noodle Fun Haus will be key drivers of an economic recovery that has inclusion and equity at its core.
Supernova’s pitch to a judging panel, made up of sector experts and representatives from SEFA Partnerships and Macquarie Group, outlined a sustainable vision for changing existing perceptions of the region and driving the organisation towards continued social impact and commercial value.
Naughty Noodle has become synonymous with delivering successful innovative experiences including the Peninsula’s major arts and culture festival Coastal Twist and Central Coast Pride.
The group’s fast-growing Noodle Creatives Collective comprises diverse international and national artists, academics, changemakers and innovators.
“COVID has encouraged us to reimagine possibilities which include our Creatives Collective,” Supernova said.
“We will be participating in the upcoming Central Coast Council Heard Music project, the creation of a new online experimental 60-minute theatre work and further digital projects collaborating with global organisations such as Melbourne Fringe Festival, Equality Australia and Mardi Gras.
“Most recently our four-minute Central Coast clip reached a jaw dropping global audience of two million people in July.
“Science has proven the importance of the arts in promoting mental health.
“During COVID, artists have been impacted deeply yet have continued to provide inspiration, distraction, reasons to think and reasons to smile.
Media release, Sep 24
Naughty Noodle Fun Haus