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Abmusic's role is to create a positive environment that promotes teamwork, self-esteem and independent learning utilizing all fields of music. Abmusic will use all its resources to encourage feedback, participation and support from the community and other Aboriginal organisations.
- Local Clubs:Arts
From small beginnings, the Corporation has grown and developed to the point where now, ABMUSIC is a Registered Training Organisation delivering Certificates II through IV from the Music Industry Training Package in a program especially tailored for Australian indigenous people.
Whether you are a beginner in music, can already play or you would like to work in the music business in a support role (e.g. a "roadie", a sound engineer or even a booking agent), ABMUSIC can provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare you for entry into the competitive world of the Australian Music Industry.
With such facilities as fully equipped percussion and rehearsal studios, practice rooms, a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) studio, and a "Pro-Tools" recording studio, ABMUSIC uses the latest in technology to develop students' understanding of production and engineering in the contemporary music industry. Students that progress through the three years of study of the Music Industry Training Package and complete the Certificate IV in Music at ABMUSIC are 'job ready' upon graduation.
Services for ABMUSIC students are designed especially for the indigenous community and include;
The "Food for Thought" program wherein students are provided with breakfast on arrival in the morning.
Bus transport from Oats Street Station to and from the College in the morning and after classes.
A Student Support Officer.
Enrolled students can apply for individual tuition on their chosen instrument. Places are limited so they are allocated on a "first come, first served" basis.
Monthly performance opportunities during term time where students are able to practice their skills in performances for their peers and friends and family.
The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub Western Australia supports the development and growth of WA's Aboriginal visual arts sector. We observe, comment on and shape what's happening in the industry both in WA and on a National scale.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Aboriginal art centres in WA can become members of the Hub to receive services and support such as:
- Specialised training for managers, staff, governing committees, and artists
- Liaison and networking opportunities
- Communication with other member art centres
- Best practice advice
- IT support
- Marketing and promotion opportunities
- Assistance with recruitment, employment contract reviews, and staff appraisals
- Advocacy - speaking out about issues that effect our members and Aboriginal artists
- The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA's services respond to the challenges facing art centres as they build the artistic and economic potential of their respective communities. We conduct regular consultation with our members to ensure our services and methods of support are highly relevant and effective.
The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA is a project of Country Arts WA and is supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet - Office for the Arts under the National Arts and Crafts Industry Support (NACIS) Program.
ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art.
- Arts:Visual Arts
CONNECT – ENGAGE – UNDERSTAND – BELONG
ART ON THE MOVE encourages connections and fosters a sense of belonging, creativity and a greater understanding of ourselves and the world through visual art. We do this by touring quality contemporary art with appropriate learning and development opportunities that speak to and develop the unique cultural narratives of communities whatever the cultural practice, age, ability and engagement with culture.
To achieve this, we encourage:
- Innovative artistic practices to flourish as artists respond to environments and audiences through ART ON THE MOVE tours;
- Artists and audiences to evolve and grow into each exhibition by creating challenging yet non-threatening environments to engage with and talk about art in meaningful and creative ways. In so doing break down the barriers to viewing and participating in arts and culture;
- Adaptability in our work practices and approaches in response to needs of artists, venues and audiences, developing an agile culture whilst retaining strategic and financial intent; and
- Compassion and understanding of the world by presenting and exploring universal themes that resonate at a local level.
STRATEGIC GOALS: CREATIVE VOICES
ART ON THE MOVE's value lies in its ability to operate objectively on behalf of artists and galleries by offering a platform for the individual and collective voices that resonate in each locality as a means of preserving the unique voices of those areas. This is where the character of an area is defined, where meaning is made and identity created.
Artist Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will foster and nurture the relationship between artist, community and audience through exhibitions and engagement activities that connect, inspire, enrich and activate.
Curatorial Voice: The curators' voice will encourage a dialogue that will add intellectual rigour and intent for each exhibition that encourages inquisitive thinking and a deeper understanding of each exhibition.
Community Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will build audiences and a sense of belonging by working collaboratively to create engaging and inspiring pathways for participation and learning that connect people and communities in appropriate, meaningful and fun ways to explore the world through art.
Sustaining Voice: ART ON THE MOVE will develop a strong infrastructure for the organisation and sector that will build capacity and achieve sustainable long term outcomes.
Established in 1980 by the Australian Government as an arts support program, Artbank is the largest buyer of contemporary Australian art in the country.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Now part of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Artbank promotes Australian culture and the enjoyment of living with Australian art by making the collection available for rent and reinvesting its revenues back in to the collection.
Artbank focuses its support on emerging artists providing access through the collection to the country’s most exciting developments in contemporary visual arts.
With over 10,000 contemporary artworks for rental, Artbank offers flexibility and cost-benefits, enabling you to affordably enhance your work and your home while actively supporting contemporary Australian artists.
Artbank offers an exceptional selection, from paintings and photography, to contemporary craft, sculpture and Indigenous art. The collection has something to suit every person and place, showcasing artworks by some 3,000 of the country’s most inspiring artists.
Artrage is one of the most dynamic arts, cultural and entertainment organisations in Australia and a key contributor to the vibrancy and vitality of life in Perth, Western Australia.
- Arts:Film,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts
Artrage activities are presented with a variety of valued partners. To partner with FRINGE WORLD Festival, Rooftop Movies or the other Artrage businesses is to partner with some of the hottest and most dynamic brands in WA and beyond.
Artrage is keen to talk with visionary partners who want to tap into an expanding and diverse WA market and be part of experiences of a lifetime.
Jo Hos, Artrage Marketing Manager
ArtsEdge is a strategic arts in education partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and the Department of Education (DoE). Conceived as a one year pilot project in 1998 through the School Arts Visiting Organisation (SAVO) and delivered in partnership between DCA and DoE since 1999, ArtsEdge is a strategic alliance facilitating partnerships across and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.
- Arts:Performing Arts,Visual Arts
Additionally, ArtsEdge is a key delivery mechanism of Creative Connections: An Arts in Education Partnership Framework.
Through facilitation between the sectors, ArtsEdge creates opportunities through partnership to encourage, develop, promote and celebrate learning environments which spark creativity in students and their school communities.
ArtsEdge supports the sectors through partnering and facilitating the development of a range of services and resources designed to recognise and promote the value and importance of arts and culture across the curriculum.
ArtsEdge encourages communication between the sectors, with the recognition and celebration of achievement in arts in education, one of the program’s most important roles.
Five principles guide our activities and undertakings:
ArtsEdge fosters the value of the arts in enhancing learning in school communities, particularly in relation to participation and engagement across the curriculum.
We encourage the participation of all students in high quality educational and artistic activities.
We recognise and advocate for the wide ranging educational benefits of participating and engaging in dynamic learning experiences.
We champion the personal and social benefits a variety of arts experiences brings to the lives of participants.
We consider it fundamental that the arts and cultural and education sectors have the opportunity to engage in professional learning programs which enrich knowledge, increase confidence and fuel enthusiasm to undertake further arts experiences.
ArtsEdge values the contributions successful partnerships between the arts and education sectors make in enhancing the learning experiences of students.
We are committed to developing and strengthening quality partnerships in and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.
We strive to promote and showcase the achievements and outcomes of partnerships involving school communities.
We are committed to developing, providing and promoting products though print and online services.
We consider it essential that professional learning programs are accessible to all interested parties across Western Australia.
We appreciate the importance of arts and cultural experiences being affordable for individual schools in a range of settings.
We support making the best use of available community resources including venues, facilities and expertise.
We believe in the value of collaborative approaches to marketing.
We aim to facilitate sustainable partnerships to further arts education development.
ArtsEdge encourages the development of exciting partnerships between the arts and cultural and education sectors. We work to enable opportunities for students, educators and artists to work together.
Professional learning for Educators and Artists provides access to and information from arts and cultural practitioners, consultants and advisory services regarding planning, developing and implementing arts learning experiences.
Promotion and Resources
ArtsEdge is dedicated to visioning, developing, implementing and promoting events and projects which support, recognise, advocate and celebrate opportunities in arts in education. These include industry events, briefings, conferences, workshops via the ArtsEdge website through the What’s On calendar of arts and cultural events, and showcasing arts in education stories via the ArtsEdge E-Newsletter and Spotlight on Success web pages.
ArtsEdge print and online publications include:
Artists in Schools: The ArtsEdge Guide for Artists and Teachers in Western Australia (Second Edition 2009)
Artsamazing: The ArtsEdge Guide to Arts and Cultural Education Events in Western Australia (2012 Edition)
Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grants Program Case Study Publications (First Edition Pilot Year 1: 2009-2010)
We continue to work alongside the arts and cultural and education sectors in resource development.
Artsource offers a tailored art lease and art commission service.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Our expert Art Consultants can assist in the development of small to large scale art projects; engaging artists across a range of mediums to create temporary or permanent artworks to enliven exterior or interior spaces. Contact Artsource to find art that suits your identity, your space and your budget.
Artsource is Western Australia’s peak representative body for visual artists, actively promoting the recognition and appreciation of visual arts both nationally and internationally for over twenty-five years. A not-for-profit organisation in operation since 1986, Artsource delivers high quality services that inspire, expand and improve the profile of over 900 member visual artists, their professional development and sustainability of the visual arts sector in Western Australia.
Artsource aims to support artists in every step of their career with services that are relevant, practical and accessible. We provide affordable studio spaces for artistic work, advice on business and commercial issues, advocacy for an environment that supports making exceptional works and ongoing professional development in metropolitan and regional WA.
In addition, Artsource provides a bank of consultancy services for public and private clients, ranging from general advice on art matters to comprehensive project management, public art policy development and community engagement consultation.
Ausdance WA is a membership organisation providing support and advocacy for all forms of dance.
Established in 1977, Ausdance WA is a membership organisation providing support and advocacy for all forms of dance. We are part of a network of Ausdance State organisations delivering integrated programs across the country, anticipating industry issues and providing innovative and inclusive responses. The national office is based in Canberra.
Our membership program is here to support dancers through each step of their careers. By keeping in touch with the individuals working within our sector, we provide informed and effective advocacy for dance in Western Australia.
Ausdance WA is a proud supporter of Healthways Act-Belong-Commit message. Our annual schedule of projects presents an array of free opportunities to get involved and make dance part of your every day life.
We endeavor to raise the bar for dance education in Western Australia through developing a range of professional development training programs for both studio and school teachers.
AVAS Inc promotes and fosters artists in the Avon Valley.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Employees (FTE):10
- Arts:Local Clubs
AVAS Inc host the Fred Killick Award Exhibition, and the Northam Art Prize, as well as hold demonstrations and art classes.
Current exhibitions can be viewed at the Northam Visitor Centre.
AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities.
- Local Clubs:Arts
- Arts:Visual Arts
Vision, Mission and Values
Our VISION is for AWESOME to be internationally recognised as an innovative, dynamic platform through which children access and engage with the arts, nurturing values that endure into adulthood.
Our MISSION is to provide ever-expanding opportunities for Western Australia’s children to actively engage with, the arts, intensifying their connectivity with the broader world in which they live.
Our VALUES are predicated on our organisation’s imperatives. We are intent on offering ‘quality’, ‘impact’, ‘reach’ and ‘value’ for our children, their parents, and their educators. We value our ability to offer different ways of thinking about and ‘imagining’ our world. We value our ability to serve as a catalyst in inspiring children’s creativity.We value our role in promoting quality engagement with the arts that will have enduring benefits as today’s children move towards adulthood.
About the Company
AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth CBD, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and Special Programs.
The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of the best and latest contemporary arts from around the world. Presented every November in the Perth CBD, The AWESOME Festival presents amazing, high quality arts activities and events for young people. The program is multi-faceted including new media, film, animation, contemporary dance, sculpture, installation and theatre.
Creative Challenge is presented through a two-week residency program in ten regional or remote Western Australian communities. Each year a different multidisciplinary arts project is developed and led by a team of professional artists with the focus being upon exploring identity, history, stories and environment.
AWESOME’s special programs run in both regional and metropolitan Western Australia. They focus upon building community capacity and sustainability through high quality arts development projects, residencies and activities.
[email protected] Glades is a new community arts development partnership with LWP Property Group. AWESOME artists will be working with young people living in the The Glades community, located south-east of Perth in Byford, to chart new ways of thinking about arts development and community empowerment, encouraging new homeowners to take stewardship of their community and instill a sense of place.
[email protected] is part of our partnership with LWP Property Group, AWESOME will be working in a mentorship role with Ellenbrook Arts, a progressive not-for-profit organisation promoting arts and cultural development in the wider Ellenbrook area. Ellenbrook, the most awarded new town in Australia, is located north-east of Perth, and is home to 20,000 residents. AWESOME will support and guide the arts staff in further developing and funding their own established community arts program.
AWESOME-For-All is a donor program enabling young Western Australians who are disadvantaged physically, economically, culturally or geographically, to participate in the annual AWESOME Festival and its workshops.
Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families
- Arts:Performing Arts
Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families. Since 1991, Barking Gecko has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation, and has delighted audiences throughout Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Singapore and USA.
Barking Gecko creates live performances for audiences aged 5 plus. Barking Gecko Theatre Company is committed to building an internationally recognised, vigorous, bold and contemporary theatre company for young people. We create theatre that engages with young people's worldview and the electrifying energy of their era; theatre that connects to their vulnerabilities, loves, hates and dreams for the future.
Barking Gecko works in an open culture of exploration aiming to redefine what theatre for young people can be. Our ambition is to create work that is extraordinary, exhilarating and relevant - theatrical experiences for both young and old that build a tolerance and engagement between generations and infuse the audiences with a yearning and appreciation for performing arts.
Barking Gecko will be experimenting with new ways to respond, engage and challenge our young audiences. We tell stories that are influenced by our base in Western Australia, but contain universal themes that resonate on a global level and place everyone sharing the theatre space on equal ground regardless of race, gender or age. We choose stories that celebrate the depth of the human experience and don't shy away from the bigger issues. We seek to test the elasticity of our artistic practice and explore new ways of story-telling by working with the best creative teams from a wide range of performing arts disciplines: text, dance, multi-media, live music, design, lighting and sound.
Black Maria Film Collective (BMFC) strives to be Perth’s definitive film and artistic hub; screening films and organising networking events for Perth's film and creative community.
- Local Clubs:Arts
Swan State Theatre Company is Western Australia’s Flagship Theatre Company and one of Australia’s foremost theatre companies.
- Arts:Performing Arts
Black Swan is a theatre company of national significance, creating exceptional theatre that nurtures Western Australian audiences and artists, and promotes our artists within the state, nationally and internationally.
Founded in 1991, Black Swan has earned both critical and popular acclaim for its world premiere productions and highly distinctive reinterpretations of international theatre classics – all of which are infused with the unique culture of Western Australia.
In addition to the work produced for the stage, Black Swan’s underlying strength is in artist development and broadening access and engagement with our state-wide community. Over the past five years, the company has seen enormous growth in audiences, built its internal capacity and established a benchmark for quality productions of scale in Western Australia. Looking to the future, the three areas of core strategic focus are artist development, education and regional engagement.
In October 2016, Clare Watson joined the company as Artistic Director.
The Bringing Them Home Committee (WA) Inc. is working towards the recognition and healing of the pain caused by the removal of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children from their families.
- Local Clubs:Aboriginal
- Members:10 current members of the Bringing Them Home WA Executive.
We collect, share and preserve stories online and through live events aimed at expanding dialogue about diversity and identity.
The Centre for Stories is a community and arts organisation based in Northbridge, Perth founded by John and Caroline Wood in 2015. We collect, share and preserve stories online and through live events aimed at expanding dialogue about diversity and identity.
Our team includes storytellers, writers, poets, sound and visual experts, book club leaders and administrators. Our aim is to tell good stories in the hope of strengthening connections between people and encouraging a more inclusive and informed community.
We work with a variety of organisations including the Perth International Arts Festival, the Western Australian Museum, and City of Perth, among many others, to create projects rich in storytelling.
Arts and culture plays an integral role in the lives of Western Australians and our communities. This enriching role is at times unsung and unrecognised in both its contribution and its benefits to our State. People throughout WA are actively engaged in arts and culture either through direct participation or through appreciating the vital contribution that arts and culture makes to the vibrancy, sophistication and creativity of our region.
- Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts
Engagement in, and attention to the development of arts and culture in Western Australia is essential to the future of our State and can underpin many of our aspirations for an enriched society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We also have an opportunity to be a leader in some keys arts and cultural areas driven by our strengths in these sectors. Indigenous arts and culture, music, dance, theatre are just some areas where Western Australian talent has excelled gaining international attention and admiration.
Local, State and Federal governments and the private sector must further recognise the importance of arts and culture as a key contributor to WA’s prosperity. We also have the chance to embrace a role as a leading contributor and collaborator to arts and culture in the ASPAC and global community in which we are so closely tied through our trade relationships.
The Charlesworth Ballet Institute was founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina and provides a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet.
- Arts:Performing Arts
The Charlesworth Ballet Institute (CBI) was created in 2012 under the direction of Sonya Shepherd. The Institute is the union of two significant establishments of ballet training in Western Australia: The ‘Terri Charlesworth Ballet School’ founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina Terri Charlesworth OAM Cit WA, and the ‘Ballet Centre of WA/Youth Ballet WA’ founded in 2004 by Sonya Shepherd (Terri’s eldest daughter).
CBI offers two programmes: the Charlesworth Ballet School and the Charlesworth Ballet College.
The Charlesworth Ballet School (CBS) – formerly TCBC – with studios at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, and many centres throughout the metropolitan area, conducts classes for children from 4 years of age. The school’s philosophy is to provide a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet. Ballet lessons are carefully planned to give children an inspirational introduction to the world of dance first and foremost, and a love for dance and beautiful music. Approximately 500 boys and girls, ranging in age from 4 to eighteen, attend classes through the CBS; students (depending on age & level) attend classes once or twice weekly.
The Charlesworth Ballet College (CBC) – located at our new purpose built venue at 74 – 76 Goodwood Parade, Burswood, and at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, the College is a professional dance training programme designed to nurture and develop the young dancer to enable him or her to achieve a career in dance. The programme uses the Russian Vaganova method of training considered the finest syllabus for classical ballet. Approximately 160 students from 9 years of age attend the College. Enrolment to the College Programme is by audition.
Performing is an integral part of the program, giving the students the valuable experience of rehearsing and performing in a large company environment. Students perform regularly with ‘Youth Ballet WA’.
CBI’s faculty is composed of a diverse group of brilliant teachers whose backgrounds provide students with a variety of artistic influences. All staff members undergo continual professional development throughout the year; particularly in the Vaganova methodology of training, ensuring the highest quality tuition for your child.
The faculty is led by Sonya Shepherd; Artistic Director of the Institute and Director of Youth Ballet WA; Western Australia’s premiere youth performing ballet company. Terri Charlesworth OAM, now semi retired remains on staff as an integral part of the artistic development of the institute.
Performing Lines develops, produces and tours new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Arts:Performing Arts
It's School Holidays!! Act Crazy join the Circus. Open for all ages from 7yrs and up. Be serious and learn Unicycle, Stilts, Aerials, Acrobatics or just come and play.
- Type:Non Government,State Focus
- Local Clubs:Special Interest,Arts,Sports
- Charity:Sport & Recreation
- Employees (FTE):10
- Arts:Dance,Performing Arts
- Industry & Politics:Industry Assn
At CircusWA we are committed to ensuring our students learn skills in a very safe but fun environment. Working out of a traditional circus big top we deliver all of our programs with low teacher student ratios to ensure everyone gets to learn and feel supported. The school holidays are a great time to learn new skills, or just come and hang out for a fun all round circus exploration at our Big Top Circus Skills sessions. As we are situated in central Fremantle, this means that before or after your circus session you can enjoy some of the amazing food and entertainment available around Fremantle - starting with our neighbours at iconic Clancy's Fish Pub.
Welcome to the City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra – a community orchestra and one of Perth’s most vibrant community groups.
- Arts:Performing Arts
The orchestra is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of music in the cultural life of Perth. With a regular membership of about 60 amateur musicians we present about 4 concerts each year including a subscription series of concerts at the Fremantle Town Hall and performances in other venues around Perth. In past years the orchestra has toured to Albany, Busselton and Margaret River.
The group originated in 1961 with the formation of the Melville Orchestral Society, which became the Melville Symphony Orchestra. In 1981 the orchestra became the Nedlands Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 the orchestra took on its current name.
The Classic Guitar Society of Western Australia is a voluntary, non-profit making organisation incorporated in 1960 .
The Classic Guitar Society of Western Australia is a voluntary, non-profit making organisation incorporated in 1960 aiming to promote playing and appreciation of the classic guitar and to foster camaraderie amongst its members.
The objectives of the Society are to:
- encourage the playing and appreciation of the classical guitar amongst the broader musical and general community;
- promote performance by guitarists through varied means;
- facilitate the development of student guitarists;
- foster camaraderie amongst teachers, students and those interested in the objectives of the Society;
- provide members with free access to Society functions and discounted entry to Society concerts at the discretion of the Committee;
- keep members informed in matters relevant to these objectives;
- co-operate with those elsewhere who share similar objectives; and
- encourage development of the guitar repertoire.
A media group for young adults to gain experience needed for a career in arts and media.
The Colosoul Group Inc. begun in 2005 as a response to the growing need for hands on youth participation within the arts and media industry. With the difficulty of attaining the right skills due to the lack of mentorship available Colosoul opened its doors to youths from the ages of 13-25 years old. Colosoul over the years has helped hundreds of youths to find a pathway that best suits the individual giving them guidance, encouraging self confidence and empowering them.
For 18-25 year olds who are wanting to build up their portfolios and expand their skills development through hands-on practical experience and is especially designed for those 18-25 year olds who are looking at studies, currently studying, or who have graduated. It is a known fact that it can be almost impossible to get a job in the area that you have studied if you do not have the necessary experience required. As a young person tries to find a job in their chosen field of study realises that opportunities are extremely limited due to their extremely limited experience, they experience a lot of distress, low self-esteem and depression. The L.I.C.K. program is designed to give the mentee as much practical hands-on experience in their chosen field to greatly increase their skills, and therefore, their chances of future employment.
G.A.P - Got Absolute Potential
For 13-17 year olds who don’t cope within the normal education system and are needing one-on-one mentoring. This guidance and support is designed to help them decide what they might like to do and gives them the opportunity to explore their creativity in a positive environment. The GAP Program is a hands-on, intensive mentoring program targeted at youths between the ages of 13 and 18 who are struggling with the normal schooling system. This may be due to their learning style, i.e. being kinaesthetic-tactile learners (those who learn through activity), rather than auditory/visual learners, or disengagement from the community. GAP’s aim is to give these young people a positive, constructive and creative environment in which to find their passion and direction, re-engage with the community, and learn in a style/at a pace which they find easy to cope with. Participants in the GAP Program have the opportunity to receive mentoring in a wide range of creative industries, including fashion design, fashion, hair & make-up styling, graphic design, photography, creative writing, retail, reception/HR, art curating, music production, film production, events management, and small-business management. Each participant is assigned a mentor, a member of the Colosoul Group team who will guide and support them in achieving their goals, and discuss with them what they are interested in and feel comfortable with and set tasks/deadlines accordingly. Regular workshops are held, and there is also the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised diplomas through our educational provider ACAS, or a certificate of recognition. By participating in GAP, are able to build up their portfolio in creative industries which it may otherwise be difficult to gain professional experience in.
A sub program of G.A.P focused on empowerment of Indigenous Youth and reconciliation. The program is tailored for each individual and facilitated by the embracement of the Whadjuk Nyoongar culture and language. Colosoul has a strong focus on the empowerment of Indigenous young people and reconciliation within Colosoul’s GAP Mentorship Program. Services are provided on a case-by-case basis and are tailored to individual needs. Colosoul’s GAP Program is facilitated by the embracement of the Whadjuk Nyoongar culture and language. All participants are taught to speak Whadjuk Nyoongar, and cultural workshops will be held. This provides the cultural safety essential to the success of Indigenous participants, and also enlightens and broadens the horizons of the non-Indigenous participants.
Community Arts Network Western Australia (CAN WA) is the peak body for community arts and cultural development in Western Australia. We inspire and mobilise communities to explore and express their own unique culture through art production, cultural programs, skills development and funding opportunities.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Community Arts Network (CAN WA) facilitates community arts and cultural development programs for community wellbeing in Western Australia.
CAN WA does not limit itself to involvement with projects that are exclusively or typically ‘artistic’. We are interested in ventures that connect with issues outside the arts. Some of these issues include health, Indigenous self-determination and environmental awareness. We seek projects with breadth and depth, with substance and style. We are particularly focused on projects that are ‘process-driven’, where the experience of creating is as valuable as the creative product that emerges at the end. We believe that art can connect, activate and vitalize communities.
CAN WA’s member-organisations range from individual arts-practitioners to large local government agencies and cultural development organisations. We also have funding relationships with the organisations listed in Our Partners.
Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. We are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit supported by State and Federal Government funding
- Arts:Performing Arts
Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. Established in 1994, we are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation supported by State and Federal Government funding. Our purpose is to celebrate and strengthen WA's powerful regional arts sector to create connected and creative communities.
Creative Kids Art Club provides exciting art classes, holiday programs and art parties for children from 4 to 14 years at 11 locations throughout Perth.
- Arts:Visual Arts,Youth
- Industry & Politics:Business
Creative Kids Art Club - our emphasis is on having fun, learning some art skills and trying new things.
We have a team of experienced art teachers who encourage kids to develop their creativity, trying out everything from painting, mask-making, drawing, decoupage, and sewing, to sculpture, clay work, papier mâché, print-making and more. Our program changes every term, and classes are designed to enhance children’s natural abilities to see elements such as line, shape, colour and composition.