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Journal article

Indigenous women’s social enterprise, Marnin Studio and SVA describe what it takes from both ‘venture’ and ‘funder’ to create a collaborative philanthropic partnership – one that is driving mutual objectives and generating shared learnings for both partners.

Marnin Studio, an Indigenous arts and therapeutic studio in Fitzroy Crossing, a remote community east of Broome in Western Australia, joined SVA’s venture philanthropy portfolio in May 2016.

Marnin Studio and SVA have identified four qualities at the heart of their collaborative philanthropic partnership: reciprocity, transparency, flexibility and support.

These qualities are enabling the organisations to meet and learn from each other to provide a stronger platform to empower women in the Fitzroy Valley.

One year on and sales revenue has increased and more women are participating in the Studio activities.

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