Anna Weekes has a Community Arts and Cultural Development background, working both in Australia and internationally on community directed arts projects for social justice. Anna has previously worked in Cambodia for 18 months with a local arts and social wellbeing NGO, and in Vanuatu working with a group of women to nurture and support their ideas on women’s community development projects.
Anna has spent the last 9 years working in the topend with Darwin Community Arts, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Katherine Regional Arts. Anna has successfully run numerous community arts projects including ; Arts in the Long Grass program which featured the ‘10 Swags’ and ‘a House of Thongs’ both projects entwined stories through public interactive art, broadening understanding and awareness in the community around the complexities of homelessness; Katherine Arts Muster, a community arts program which encompassed the Katherine region.
Anna was recipient of the Kirk Robson- Community Arts & Cultural Development Award for her work over the past 10 years in the Community Arts and Cultural Development field and has just completed the Australia Council Future Leaders program.