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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.



The magic of Lullabies at Mandurah Arts Festival

The community of Mandurah experienced the magic of CAN’s Lullabies at the Intercultural Lullabies performance at Mandurah Arts Festival.

23 November 2021

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

Mandurah Arts Festival

Sharing Lullabies

Intercultural Lullabies brings together family members from different cultural backgrounds within Mandurah, to celebrate diversity through language and song.


Place Names

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



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.

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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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Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

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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