Creating a Positive Shift
in Australian Youth Culture
through MUSIC, ART & WISDOM.
We are building a record label (Wise Serpent Records) and entertainment platform (Wise Serpent Underground), to connect with Australian youth (Wise Serpent Dream), as well as offering Artist Development, Consulting & Music Mentoring for Top Talent. We also use MUSIC as a way to heal trauma and we curate / create guided meditations to sooth the soul. Our Music Festival WISE SERPENT FEST 11/11/2022 (Live Speakers, Live Music, Live Stalls) coincides with our official public launch party. We want the Youth to run whole aspects of the Label locally in South Australia (including managing a Holistic Creative Arts Centre, ran by Youth, for Youth), gaining valuable skills (work experience available via internships at DRAGON) & even have a chance to join the official team longterm. Help Partner here.
We explore the #artofrebirth (the 'art of rebirth' is our hero's journey, we showcase the beauty of transformation in a story-telling format) through MUSIC, ART and WISDOM; Producing experimental, entertaining & educational content that throws the mind & feeds the human spirit. Our vision is to see Youth running their own creatives through multiple WISE SERPENT UNDERGROUND MEDIA channels. Our art is designed to challenge the norm & to inspire a deep sense of creativity & connectivity. Help by listening or sharing one of our 'Art of Rebirth' Podcast episodes once we go live (transformative rebirth stories & life hacks + the wonders of the human spirit, mind & body). Podcast distribution & more Media coming soon. Youth click here
As the #1 Cause of Death for Young People in AUS continues to be suicide, and we are in the early process of partnering with local & international businesses, brands, churches, organisations & individuals to develop a FREE online & offline (Adelaide city Holistic Arts Centre for artistic, personal & spiritual development) transformational youth centre for young Australian musicians, artists & creative entrepreneurs; Providing premium Artist Development, Personal Development, and Spiritual Development + a safe space to create / collaborate. With support from the local community, we can create a positive shift in AUS Youth Culture through MUSIC, ART, WISDOM.
Collectively, we call the Youth Program: "DRAGON", representative of the power of transformation from Victim to Victor (the dragonfly represents massive & angelic transformation, spiritually). Become a Monthly Supporter today, via the 37 Club (to partner click here).
D R A G O N*
Talent Expansion, Personal Branding, Artistic Skills Development & Creative Entrepreneurship
Lifestyle Design, Personal Transformation, Holistic Health & Wealth, Vision & Mission
FREE FOR 14-24 YEAR OLDS
(curated + original creative solutions for AUS YOUTH)
Identity (multi-faith / secular view welcome / multi-cultural) Spirituality, Inner-Meaning, Dreaming & Life Purpose, Integration, Art of Rebirth
Music Label, Art-House & Mind-Altering Cult (MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER).
OUR INFLUENCES INCLUDE: DISNEY, VICE MEDIA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, AUS RULES FOOTBALL, TONY ROBBINS, RICH SCEFREN, GARY VEE, RUSSELL BRAND, KURT COBAIN, JIMI HENDRIX, MICHAEL JORDON, LED ZEPPELIN, NOFX, KANYE WEST, JESUS CHRIST, PEE-WEE HERMAN, EASTERN THOUGHT, SKATE-PUNK CULTURE, INDIGENEOUS CULTURE, HORROR MOVIES. ETC.
"We need a shift in our thinking, a shift in our actions, and a shift in our culture. With the #1 Cause of Death in Australia for Young People being Youth Suicide, and with Spirituality, Gore & Horror all being part of the entertainment industry that shape & influence our youth culture today (through books, movies & video games)...rather than doing away with these realities within entertainment, we want to connect more deeply with our youth through the same mediums (using entertainment with intention to help integrate trauma, emotional or physical abuse & the 'shadow self' - à la Carl Jung psychological methodology - through Music, Art & Wisdom within our own MEDIA COMPANY & CREATIVE AGENCY), remaining highly relevant to the sub-culture & dealing directly with those deeper parts of ourselves we may have overlooked. We therefore use the same kind of alternative art forms, often laced with mystical themes, but instead of leaving our audience in the dark, we purposely reconcile & consistently anchor our media in the same core, foundational, transcendent truths that have helped develop the human spirit (documented historically & culturally. We call our "Hero's Journey", the 'Art of Rebirth') for individuals, and within nations. We reframe the same sounds, shapes & stories, in a holistic transformative way, that helps redeem the shadow of past, to produce a positive shift in Australian youth culture, one young person at a time. Our content helps to stimulate discussion, inspire community & exploration, and build self-worth & identity. Without change, change is impossible. This is why we bring something different, and why we use our point of difference to serve our youth in three transformative ways: Artist Development, Personal Development, and Spiritual Development (see above on this page). With premium services available internally for Top Talent @ Wise Serpent from 11/11/2022 onwards (free for 14-24 year olds), and also via a growing list of trusted Australian 3rd Party organizations AND mentors, together, we can help create a positive shift in Australian Youth Culture, through Music, Art, and Wisdom. Longterm our goal is to create not just a program, but a movement & an underground culture, that results in a long-term decline in the Australian youth suicide rate & creates positive outcomes & incredible opportunities for young musicians, artists, and creative entrepreneurs. If you are a local business and would like to partner, you can help us achieve our goal by joining the 37 Club from just $37/week. Other ways of helping are Brand Sponsorship, GOFUNDME campaign, goods/service swaps (esp. guitars & pre-loved music gear) , space offerings, collaborations etc. From just 37 partners we can start professional development and the running the program, 100 37 Club business partners enable us to rent & run an awesome facility in the city (for example, the old Mars Bar basement venue on Gouger St. was up for lease at the time of this writing), and 333 partners will enable us to hire full-time staff & invest in consistent advertising campaigns in Adelaide as well as giving over $5000 a week to support our anchor YOUTH CHARITY SPONSOR *yet to be announced*, who are ALREADY on the ground for many years creating a positive shift in AUS Youth Culture. It will help our brand grow stronger Australia wide, to raise awareness around Youth Suicide as well as our connective solutions to mental health (working in collaboration with approved 3rd parties) as well as production, tech & web development & internal systems, to really fast-track expansion. If you'd like to see how you can help, please book an appointment on the partners page here. We need just 37 x Monthly Business Partners to join the 37 Club to start at a professional capacity & prove the concept. Businesses & brands are also encouraged to hire our agency to help with initial & ongoing fundraising. I have lived experience going through the mental health system. For me, prevention is better than cure, and safe spaces with deep meaning are a must. Wise Serpent's vision & mission is to do just that (create safe creative spaces & services for youth) using Music, Art, and Wisdom as weapons for mass peace & quantum change, through one engaged person at a time." - Grace Lion-Hunter, Wise Serpent Founder (in response to the Australian Mental Health Crisis & Youth Suicide Epidemic)
"Be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."
- Jesus X
TESTIMONIALS FOR WISE SERPENT FOUNDER, SPIRITUAL ARTIST & COACH, GRACE LION-HUNTER (MORE WISE SERPENT DREAM VIDEO / AUDIO TESTIMONIALS COMING SOON)
I ASKED A PROFESIONAL SINGER, MOTHER & TRAINEE COUNSELLOR ABOUT HER 1ST IMPRESSIONS WITH "WISE SERPENT"
"It is for EVERYONE…no matter your walk of life.”
- 23 Year Old Nicky Kenny [IG: @nikky_kenny] on her Experience with WISE SERPENT
"You're intention is in the perfect place... You live and breathe Music.”
- Luke Gray [Periscope Media]
MORE PRESS & QUOTES
"The prototype for this generation."
- Jeff Jansen [GLOBAL FIRE MINISTRIES]
"Australia's version of Russell Brand."
- Dan Jones [SERAPHS COAL]
"One of Adelaide's greatest singer-songwriters is poised for a comeback."
- Local Noise [RADIO ADELAIDE]
"Grace Lion-Hunter is a friend. Thank you for being our Master Artist in Residence & helping out around the studio with your professional artist support & killer vibe."
- Paul Dangerfield [DALE STREET STUDIOS]
"When I came back from my American trip I had put on a lot of extra weight & didn't quite feel myself. With the advice & work out strategies you gave me, I lost a total of 25kg in 12 weeks."
- Rachel McGuire [MOTHER / SCHOOL TEACHER]
"Hey dude, just wanted to let you know that I’ve found my path… I’m on the right track to my destiny – I’m sure of it. I’m more alive than I have ever felt before. Thank you, I feel so blessed that I got to meet you. You’re an incredible soul & you’re doing great things!"
- Jessica Paige [WILDERNESS SOCIETY]
"I found our work on performance, recording and branding to be very helpful. I appreciate your attention to detail and your holistic approach with the Wim Hof method. I'll certainly apply what we worked on in my life going forward."
- Nicholas Lyons [WISE SERPENT'S -BETA- YOUTH PROGRAM]
FACEBOOK [PRE-LAUNCH] PAGE
"PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS" STREET CAMPAIGN
"I first came up with the idea for the 37 Club partners program, after hitting the pavement one afternoon. I found out quickly that locals were willing to give $25/month to help pay for our expenses, which would allow us to help our youth without charge. I called it our "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" campaign.
Before continuing, I rethought my approach AND my target audience, deciding it was more appropriate to ask business owners to partner with us with a slightly larger, howbeit still relatively small amount ($37/week instead of the original $25/month).
My criteria for my new targeted audience was that they should have access to more cash flow than regular people, and should naturally be on the lookout for 'win-win-win' situations (a win for their business, a win for their partner, and a win for the greater community).
That's how I came up with the 37 Club Partners Podcast idea for local businesses.
As well as being my favourite number, it's a small enough amount to ask for without being unreasonable, but also large enough that it compounds & scales quickly, enabling us to accelerate executing our vision to create a positive shift in Australian Youth Culture through Music, Art, and Wisdom.
You can find out more about 37 Club below."
- Grace Lion-Hunter, Wise Serpent Founder
PARTNERS (PREVIOUS SPONSERS/EVENTS WITH GRACE LION-HUNTER)
WISE SERPENT "DREAM TEAM" WANTED*
Out-of-this-world communication & organisation skills. A people person through and through. You are a natural socialite and a bright light in your community. A go-getter who loves connecting with others and accomplishing daily tasks, you ooze a positive calm presence in the midst of potential chaos.
You manage and help steer the entire team from the inside out. You have a clear vision and know the next steps, implementing them with ease and confidence. A natural leader whose humility is noted among his/her colleagues.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Loves the social game. Loves marketing. Loves media. You are smart, well aware of current online trends and able to execute accordingly. Consistent, organised and a deadly on-the-go mobile content creator.
An audio/Visual tech wizard with a creative pulse. You know your shit technically and you can execute against any style-guide. You bring forward creative solutions that fit within the WS framework. Your dream job is to create & push out inspired content that tells the story of the #ArtofRebirth (the beauty of transformation). You are encouraged to build your own PERSONAL BRAND simultaneously.
*+ more positions need to be filled... Expenses Support required to pay staff! BECOME A SUSTAINABLE SUPPORT PARTNER, ADVERTISER, OR BRAND SPONSOR at the bottom of the page by joining the 37 Club, donating, or hiring our agency.
DREAM LOCATION (EXAMPLE)*
MULTI-PURPOSE CITY CREATIVE SPACE
- WISE SERPENT headquarters (Adelaide)
- for Artists, Musicians & Creative Entrepreneurs
- Audio/Visual Production
- Recording & Performance Space
- Consulting Room(s)
- Workshops & Training
- Stage, PA & Lightning
- Live Venue
- Art Exhibition Space
- Licenced All-Ages Events
- Youth chill out lounge
- Co-Working Space
- Screen Printing Facility
- Merch & Products (retail store attached)
- Joint Ventures & Collaborations
*Expenses Support required! BECOME A SUSTAINABLE SUPPORT PARTNER, ADVERTISER, OR BRAND SPONSOR at the bottom of the page.
JOIN OR BECOME A SUPPORT PARTNER
Q. DO I NEED TO BE RELIGIOUS TO BE INVOLVED WITH WISE SERPENT?
Absolutely not! While we have a Christian Mystic background, our heart & passion is open to all races, faces, beliefs & backgrounds. We encourage FREEDOM of speech, thought & action with love. We believe we are all one humanity & are thrilled to be a part of this big family.
Q. WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
Well, let us answer that question with a question> What is it exactly that a brand like RED BULL do? or NIKE? or TO WRITE LOVE ON HER ARMS? In short, these BRANDS represent a deeper meaning than just the goods, services they provide, or events they put on. They promote, overall, a LIFESTYLE OF TRANSCENDENCE. Or, at the least - the ESSENCE of a desired lifestyle (a positive one). We are also promoting a lifestyle of hope, faith & love through Music, Art, Wisdom. This may take the shape of an event, a collabaration, a youth mentorship, an interview, a piece of content, or a store. Behind it all, we are wanting to influence culture change holistically in our Youth, our future, through entertainment. To help our youth go from rope, to hope. Youth suicide is statistically the #1 cause of death in AUS for young people. We want to create more awareness & more room for kindness, empathy & creativity within the entertainment industry - whether connecting to future sports stars, or the next Guy Sebastian. In all things we do, there is a sense of deep meaning, responsibility & out-of-the-box fun.
Q. HOW CAN I HELP?
There are so many ways to get involved - from donating your old guitars or music gear, to joining the 37 Club monthly partners program, becoming a Youth Mentor, volunteering for the Dream Team, sponsoring our Festival (click here) or hiring our agency. And much, much more. We suggest filling out the expression of interest form on either the JOIN page, or the PARTNER page. We are also reliant on Word of Mouth, so sharing our vision & mission to create a positive shift in AUS youth culture through Music, Art, Wisdom is also a big way you can help us connect to the people you care about.