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:

#FREETHEARTS National Call to Action, Friday, 22 May, Darwin event

#FREETHEARTS National Call to Action, Friday, 22 May, Darwin event: 1:00 PM, Brown's Mart Rehearsal Room, Darwin City. Message from Sean Pardy of Brown's Mart: "Tomorrow (Friday 22nd May) there is a national call to action in response to the federal budget. Brown’s Mart would like to open its rehearsal room for a discussion and response to the budget announcements. This is an opportunity for artists and arts workers to gather and discuss the implications of these announcements.

Annual General Meeting resumes 3 June 2015

The DCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) was adjourned on 28 April due to lack of nominations for positions on the Board. The AGM will resume to elect Board members at 6pm, Wednesday, 3 June 2015, at DCA in Malak. Nominations for positions on the Board will be accepted at the meeting; nominees must be financial members of DCA.

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.

Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree 2015

Harmony soiree at Darwin Waterfront

Come along, enjoy the festival atmosphere and be a part of the Soiree on
Saturday 30 May 2015 from 4pm at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.
Celebrate our thriving and successful multicultural community in 2015  by joining
the picnic atmosphere at the Darwin Waterfront.

There will be food, entertainment, come and try activities and you can make a
floating lantern which can be a part of the flotilla.

Support our fundraising & enjoy many discounts

Do you enjoy shopping and eating out while saving money? Who would not? Now there is an opportunity for you to take advantage of discounts worth thousands of dollars while supporting your favorite local non-profit organisation. Buy Entertainment Book ($55) by clicking on this link or directly from our office and we will receive $11 from every book sold. This money will go towards covering costs of Community Dinners.

Exhibition: Art and Stories

In their first major exhibition, Patsy Chulugu and Arthur Que Noy share their art and stories for their Daly River country in the Northern Territory. The official opening will take place on Tuesday, 7 April, at 11am at the Northern Territory library in Darwin City. The exhibition will be held until 26 June 2015.

We help you to get back on ya bike

Need to fix your bike but can't afford to pay for it? Got no tools? Lacking skills? No problem, come down to our bike shed in Malak and we'll give you a hand. Free of charge. We just want to see you back on your bike (and see Darwin flooded with bikes and cyclists)! Darwin Community Arts proudly runs a bike shed with tools and mentoring advice available free of charge for public.

Hire 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?

Underground Arts Saturday program resumes

Underground Arts is ready to kick off its Saturday Morning Program in 2015. And what’s on the menu? Art and Craft, Design, 3D Printing, Do It Yourself, Recycling & Upcycling, Pottery, Sewing, Painting and much more. This is a free and inclusive program for anyone who wants to get creative.

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