Xango Capoeira classes

Capoeira is a great way to work on your fitness, strength, flexibility and co-ordination as part of a fun, social group. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art. Capoeiristas ‘play’ together to live music, combining kicks, defences, take-downs and acrobatics in a flowing, playful game. Come learn some of the basic moves, try playing the capoeira instruments and bring your axé (energy) to the roda (circle)!

New conditions for hiring our spaces

Darwin Community Arts regrets to inform you that due to rising rental and power costs, we have to increase Chambers Crescent Theatre hire fees. As from 1 February 2015, the hourly rate will be $25.00 and the key/cleaning deposit $50.00. Furthermore, anyone who wishes to hire the hall needs to become a DCA member. These conditions and rates also apply to other DCA spaces such as Telecentro, Music studio and the Underground.

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.

Fun Days Out

Fun Days Out is an event for young people between the age of 12-18 years old. Come together, play great games, make new friends, and learn something new on their last week of school holiday. The purpose of the games is to demonstrate youth needs, influence the world, develop intellectual, moral and physical qualities, and form youth personality as a whole. 

When: 21 & 22 January, 12noon - 3pm
Where: Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak
Cost: Free
Info: joyceoyela@ymail.com

Funding boost for 'Reading The Signs'

We are stoked to announce on International Day of People with Disability that our application for funding towards 'Reading The Signs' resources (CemeNTworx project) has been successful. The sum of $7,222 (granted by City of Darwin) will be used to purchase standing & desktop easels, silk screen sets, rollers & squeegees for art workshops plus digital cameras and a movie camcorder for workshops & documentation at Project 21.

CemeNTstars to enjoy a well-deserved break

CemeNTstars are having a break and will re-start on Tuesday, 3 February 2015, at 5pm. Thanks to Brenda Logan (Creative Producer), Tania Lieman (Facilitator), volunteers and family for your dedication and support this year. Happy Holidays!

Kamu people - We are not extinct

Darwin Community Arts is honored to support and auspice a new project by Patsy Que Noy. It will be an exhibition of paintings titled "Kamu people - We are not extinct" held at the Northern Territory Library in early 2015.

Women's Wisdom - theatre production

Calling senior (over 50 years old) women with performance experience and stories to tell about the challenges of living in a youth focussed society. Actors, poets, musicians, writers, visual artists, photographers, dancers and film-makers interested in being part of a community project which will not only highlight issues impacting on older women, but also celebrate their artistic and creative talents, please come forward with your ideas. Performance will take place on Friday 6 March, 2015 for International Women's Day 2015.

Multicultural Film Festival ready for 2015

We are very excited to receive $3,000 funding towards Multicultural Film Festival after having successfully applied for Multicultural Affairs Sponsorship Program grant (courtesy of NT Government). The festival will be held in June 2015 and will give opportunity to local multicultural communities to screen their movies and share cultural diversity in Top End. If you want to enter a movie or know more details, contact Nitesh Raj Pant, Creative Producer, on niteshrajpant@gmail.com


Big plans for My Sisters’ Kitchen

The Monday night My Sisters' Kitchen (MSK) program has become a wonderful place for exchange of all sorts of tactile arts and crafts practices. Over the past few months we've welcomed many friends sharing their crafts. We've learnt how to weave rag rugs, knit with material scraps, bead and sew all sorts of outfits - baby clothes, dresses, skirts, shirts, aprons and even a ball gown have been started. The children have been busy making toys from recycled materials.


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