Statement of purpose
Urban Village Melbourne supports its member network to critically and creatively investigate approaches to local sustainability and community, through action, research and dialogue.

Organizational structure
Our committee, elected on an annual basis by members, provides support services to members and ensures the activities of Urban Village Melbourne Inc are in keeping with its statement of purpose.

Projects
Members conceive and deliver ideas as projects - installations, events, media & publications, community engagements, and advocacy.

Memberships
Membership provides you access to the Urban Village Melbourne network, and with the opportunity to get involved in member led initiatives such as public art, design and community development projects.

Every member of Urban Village Melbourne recieves and is invited to contribute to our fortnightly newsletter ‘The Bulle{n}tin’. Each member is also offered a marketing package including a personalized @urbanvillagemelbourne.net email address and mailbox, a self-managed member page on the Urban Village Melbourne website (www.urbanvillagemelbourne.net).

Support services available to members include mentorship to help develop and manage your projects, volunteer welfare, and events & publicatons programmed to stimulate dialogue, collaboration, skills development and creativity. It is a short term ambition of Urban Village Melbourne to offer umbrella public liability insurance (PLI) for member projects, and a medium term ambition to offer members secure access to a full-time workspace.

Our values
To encourage positive and critical engagement with problems.
To encourage the development of deep local knowledge.
To promote a diversity of backgrounds and future careers.
To encourage cross disciplinarity, communication and skill-sharing.
To promote independent and interdependent learning.
To encourage experimentation and responsible risk-taking.
To promote a culture of transparency and accountability.
To promote open source capital for all.

Our future
To grow, change, and develop expertise unpredictably.