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CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.

For more than 30 years CAN has partnered with communities to share the histories and experiences that are unwritten or unspoken. This work breaks through the silence arising from systemic disempowerment and exposes the politics of fear by sharing, through art, participants’ daily acts of resistance and resilience that are essential to maintaining hope.

The creation of powerful artworks and experiences resonate deeply for the community and with the audiences they reach, far beyond where the work originated.

CEO Departure


CEOs to Farewell CAN

CAN announces that our joint CEOs, June Moorhouse and Monica Kane, will be leaving their positions at the end of this year.

02 September 2021

Voices Walyalup


Voices of Walyalup

11 August 2021

Al Watan


Al Watan to Home

01 August 2021

Rooted in freedom


Rooted in Freedom

30 April 2021

Second Gen


Second Generation

30 April 2021

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Place Names

Place Names Walyalup decoded five local placenames and celebrated ancient stories behind local places in the Walyalup area.



Chorus is a community dance project led by choreographer Annette Carmichael in partnership with Community Arts Network.



For the first time Lullabies participants joined Noongar language facilitator Charmaine Councillor and musician Phil Bartlett from their own homes in weekly online workshops to learn the basics of Noongar language and song writing.


Lotterywest Dream Plan Do

In 2020, six community groups embarked on their Dream Plan Do journeys. These groups were Second Generation Collective, Roots TV, Dynasty Youth, CREA Education, Equatoria Community and Western Empire.

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Be part of a movement that believes community participation in the arts can transform lives, inspire change and create a more inclusive society for us all.

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PO Box 7514 Cloisters Square WA 6850

King Street Arts Centre
Ground Floor 357-365 Murray St
Perth WA 6000

08 9226 2422

ABN: 72106364407

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