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.
CAN is seeking expressions of interest from prospective project coordinators to work on the flagship Place Names project.
21 October 2021
Sharing lullabies builds new connections with First Nations culture in Mandurah
20 October 2021
Launching Creating Well | the Working Sustainably in Communities report.
08 September 2021
CEOs to Farewell CAN
02 September 2021
Voices of Walyalup
11 August 2021
Chorus is a community dance project led by choreographer Annette Carmichael in partnership with Community Arts Network.
Mandurah Arts Festival
Intercultural Lullabies brings together family members from different cultural backgrounds within Mandurah, to celebrate diversity through language and song.
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.
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.
Donations will support creative programs that make a genuine difference to the communities we work with.