Joshua Savieti

Country representing

Tonga

Languages

English

Education

  • Southseas Film and TV School
  • Diploma in Post Production

Current organisation

ICON Creative Tonga

Current role

Director

Skills and Expertise

Film making
Graphic design
Photography

Areas of interest

Business
Leadership
Media
Sustainable Development

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

Actions

Our organization specifically focuses on Youth and Creatives. In 2010 we had come over as a team to unite existing artists within Tonga and provide a platform where they can showcase and then network and build an industry. After debriefing in 2011 we had decided that there were not enough people to unite and build this Creative Industry so we decided to design ICON Creative Tonga as a development programme that will focus on developing their creative gift and young people as a whole (Holistic living). In 2011 the development programme started with the main theme of our org. which is IDENTITY. We believe that this theme is very key in the personal development of ones self. You must not base it off how people think of you but of how you see and accept who you are. That is something that is liberating for our people in our programmes. Since making this change we have been working with over 100 youth per year within Tonga, creating overseas opportunities to perform, showcase, teach classes and upskill. Key leaders had been chosen to travel to Auckland on a dance scholarship aswell as a team to Brisbane to perform to an audience of over 10,000 people where they could share about Tonga at a New Years Eve celebration in Brisbane. These opportunities have taught our leaders many things that empowered them to come back and to deposit into the youth in Tonga exactly what was deposited in them.