Community Dinner Monday 29 June, 2015

Looking for performers to entertain at DCA's next Community Dinner Monday 29 June, 2015 (6pm-8.30pm) in Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak. One song or three, a dance or two, a few minutes of magic and you will be rewarded with a delicious meal cooked by My Sisters' Kitchen, applause from up to 200 audience and grateful thanks from everyone involved in this special event. If you would like to share your talent, please contact Jim or Brenda 8945 7347 or

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:

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.

Multicultural Film Festival 2015

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DCA is proud to announce the Multicultural Film Festival 2015 is on the 27th & 28th of June 2015 at Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak Shopping Centre.

Darwin Community Arts would like to invite you to a weekend of films reflecting the diverse cultural heritage of Australia.

A mixture of locally produced and international films will provide an entertaining insight into the way others might see life.

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.

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?


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