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In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and consistent with increased efforts to protect our communities, Darwin Community Arts, effective 23 March 2020, will:

  • Stop our program of public activities and events — workshops, performances, exhibitions, and other public gatherings;
  • Stop public activities in our venues and spaces;
  • Provide alternative activities and venues, particularly using online technologies, to our colleagues and communities; and
  • Participate in mutual aid initiatives to support our colleagues and communities.

We will assess the situation regularly and adjust our program as needed.

Please be safe and healthy, and care for each other.

Please consult https://securent.nt.gov.au/ for updates on Covid-19 developments.

Contact us on:

Phone: (08) 8945 7347 (answering service)
email: mail@darwincommunityarts.org.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/darwincommarts/
Web: darwincommunityarts.org.au

Welcome to www.darwincommunityarts.org.au.

Darwin Community Arts is a community association dedicated to grassroots arts development in the Darwin Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It began as Brown’s Mart Community Arts in the 1970s and reinvented itself as a neighbourhood-based arts organisation in 2007. It changed its name from Brown’s Mart Community Arts to Darwin Community Arts and relocated from Brown’s Mart in Darwin City to Malak in 2008.

After more than 10 years in Malak, learning about and innovating neighbourhood-based Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) strategies, DCA distributed and decentralised its spaces and activities to Coconut Grove, Bagot Community, and Darwin Rural Area in 2018.

In 2019, it will continue its distributed and decentralised approaches and will transition to a non-hierarchical and self-managed organisational system.