Erfan Daliri is a social animator, author, youth educator, event director and an internationally toured spoken word artist. With a background in community development and a Post Graduate Diploma in Communication for Social Change, Erfan is a freelance, free-roaming agent of change with the stage presence of a seasoned performing artist.
With his ability to capture and hold the attention of his audience coming so effortlessly from over a decade of facilitating youth engagement workshops across the country, Erfan now focuses on activating and empowering agents of social change.
Working with remote Indigenous youth, minority community groups and high school and university students, has given him a wide range of experience to draw from. He completed his first 12-date national speaking tour in 2002 at the age of 19.
As the co-founder of UpUpTrampoline and the Newkind Movement, much of his work focuses on empowering, inspiring and activating agents of social change. Whether it’s presenting a master class for creative artists, mentoring youth, directing festivals, performing on stage, or conspiring with fellow Novalanders, the throughline of his work is social change and challenging the status quo.
Erfan is available for seminars, workshops, private mentorship and group sessions. For bookings please email email@example.com
Co-Founder of UpUpTrampoline – (2015-present)
Co-Director of Newkind Festival – (2015-present)
Director of Townsville Cultural Festival (2011-2017)
Managing Director of Tabarsi Community Consultancy (2006-2010)
Programme Coordinator of Youth Agents of Change (2002-2007)
After a decade of working in community development, youth work and social change consultancy, Erfan began his career as a spoken word artist in 2011, publishing his first compilation of poetry Esteban’s Conclusions, in 2013. He has since released a second book, A Handful of Paper Planes, and his debut spoken word album Paper Planes.
Since launching UpUpTrampoline in 2015, Erfan and co-director Bravo Child have launched The Creators of Tomorrow Master Class, hosted workshops across the country, performed stage and street theatre activations, and mentored thousands of high school students and university graduates.
Newkind Festival also created by Erfan and Bravo is the annual gathering at which Novalanders meet to train, discuss and prepare projects for social change.
UpUpTrampoline has also launched multiple online courses, mentorship programmes, workshops, events for social change and performance tours including One Day Journey and Sydney Fringe Festival 2016.