Asia in Darwin at Happy Yess, Friday, 31 July 2015

Jess Santiago, Tony Amaral, Etson Caminha, and Chi Suwichan -- artists-in-residence of DCA's Asia in Darwin project -- will perform at Happy Yess on Friday, 31 July. Local musicians, including the Darwin Rondalla and Filojammers, will join them for a night of multicultural music and song. Join us at Happy Yess from 8:00 PM. For more information, contact Bong Ramilo or Meri Davies.

Asia in Darwin 2015 Welcome Party

A party to welcome Asia in Darwin artists-in-residence Jess Santiago, Leonard Reyes, Suwichan "Chi" Phatthanaphraiwan, wil be held on Saturday, 1 August, 2- 6 PM, at Harriet Place Park (opposite Mayfair Gallery), Harriet Place, Darwin City. Join us in welcoming the artists and sharing music and art. Bring instruments to jam. The Asia in Darwin artists are here for the month of August to collaborate with Darwin communities and artists. Between them they have a diverse range of skills in music, visual art, street art, poetry, photography, songwriting, stomp bands, and tatoo art.

Asia in Darwin 2015

DCA will host 5 artists-in-residence in 2015 for its Asia in Darwin program, continuing the Asia in Darwin residencies started in 2014. Artists in 2015 are: Tony Amaral and Etson Camonha from Timor Leste, Jess Santiago and Leonard Reyes from the Philippines, and Suwichan "Chi" Phatthanaphraiwan from Thailand. The artists will perform, paint, exhibit, run workshops, and other activities with various community groups and artists from 30 July to 27 August.

Become an Emerging Cultural Leader in 2015

Photo courtesy of Footscray Community Arts Centre

Expressions of Interest are now open for Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders (ECL) program, a development and mentoring program for emerging artists and cultural facilitators.

CemeNTworx Community Theatre Needs You!

Christine Collins is a teacher from Moil Primary School who has a special interest in history, particularly of the Northern Territory.  In 2014, Christine began researching World War 1 and the involvement of men from the Northern Territory.  She found that the streets of Moil were named after deceased soldiers and their families, as were the names of the Moil Primary School sports houses.  Further investigation revealed fascinating stories behind the names and Christine wrote about them into a soon-to-be released book, entitled ‘From Darwin to Dardanelles’. 

Hire Chambers Crescent Theatre

Chambers Crescent Theatre

Are you looking for a venue to hold your regular gatherings or for just one-off events? Is your band searching for a rehearsal space? Does your organisation need a room for external meetings?

Monday Jam nights in Malak

Based on extremely positive response from public, we are excited to run jam nights regularly in 2015. Calling all musicians, come and join us for a free jamming session every Monday evening in Malak. No matter whether you are an established or an emerging artist, bring your instrument and join like-minded musos. Bookings not required. Leave your details with us if you want to be informed regarding any updates.

Breaking The Silence 2015 - Free Dance Workshops

Breaking the Silence 2015 is a dance workshop hosted by BreakdanceNT and headspace Darwin. The workshop aims to use dance as a medium to promote the importance of positive mental health as well as raising awareness of the mental and general health services offered by youth mental health organisation, headspace Darwin.

Arts sector welcomes Senate Inquiry into NPEA

Media Release - Free the Arts 17th June 2015. Free the Arts - a whole of industry alliance of arts and cultural sector organisations and independent artists welcomes yesterday’s successful motion for a Senate Inquiry into the proposed National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA). “We were delighted to see the motion jointly put forward by Senators Collins (Labor) and Ludlum (Greens) and supported strongly by the independent and crossbench Senators,” said Norm Horton, a spokesperson for the Free the Arts alliance.

Australia Council announces impact of 2015-2016 budget to programs

Australia Council has announced significant changes to its programs due to the unexpected budget changes for 2015-2016. A major change that affects Darwin Community Arts and other arts organisations in the Northern Territory and around Australia is the suspension of the six-year funding program for organisations. Other changes include:


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