Projects


UNTiTLED Gallery + Studio

Gallery space
Gallery space for hire to community groups, artist groups & individual artists. The exhibition program strives to be inclusive of all artists, including: people of all communities, cultures, abilities, ages, sexuality, and faiths.

See attached for Gallery proposal information
https://indd.adobe.com/view/fe356c42-174c-4b10-b466-78c60774eb6d

Community access studio
7am – 10pm Monday – Sunday
Open access studio space & printmaking studio for hire to community groups and individual artists for one-off workshops and short-term community projects. DCA hires accessible art spaces to local community groups for art projects. Studio hire fees are provided at a subsidised rate and include the use of the space on an hourly basis, use of DCA equipment, DCA admin and overheads – HIRE DOES NOT INCLUDE ART MATERIALS.

Contact marketing@darwincommunityarts.org.au for hire rates.


Arts Access Darwin (Free Space Studio)

Arts Access Darwin (AAD) provides arts-based workshops, professional development opportunities and events inclusive of people with disability. AAD partners with disability service providers and arts organisations to increase access to and participation in the arts for people with disability through out the NT. AAD is a member of Arts Access Australia. AAD will work with partners in the disability sector and with Frontline Media to develop assistive technologies, particularly digital tools that enhance artistic production by people with disabilities.

     


cemeNTworx

CemeNTworx is a community theatre program that offers workshops, productions, and other theatre activities for all ages and communities. Its activities include: CemeNTmix (multicultural youth drama club), CemeNTjam (adult theatre jam group), CemeNTstars (theatre group of people with disabilities), CemeNTfiz (physical theatre) and Emotional Health Drama Workshops for schools and communities in remote areas. CemeNTworx also explores sound, voice, movement, dance, and multimedia practice towards an integrated multi-arts approach to community theatre.


DCA rural

DCA rural is a recently established program for Darwin Community Arts, and one that has been on the cards for sometime. Creative Producer Anna Weekes will be working with communities in the rural area of Darwin on Community Cultural Development projects. The projects will be conducted in partnership with existing community spaces around the rural area. Anna has dreams of arts activities for young people, artist residencies, community dinners, collaborations, community festivals, public art and more…

Darwin World Mix Records

The ‘World Mix’ production company concept started as an extension of musical work inspired by cross-cultural collaborations for the ‘Harmony Soiree’ 2017, 2018. The original concept was to produce recording projects that reflect and highlight the diverse musical content in Darwin and to develop a Darwin ‘blend’ that encourages cultural mixture and collaboration.

This Bagot Community partnership has an added focus on Aboriginal cultural content which is incredibly diverse in its own right. Current projects at the newly functioning studio space include a program with ‘Aboriginal Resource and Development Services-Public Health Network’ called’Harmony For Health’, which targets Darwin Aboriginal adults and youth considered at risk and in need of local support networks related to homelessness, also issues with alcohol and other drugs.

Darwin Community Arts are renovating the original Community Store and Multi-Purpose building after consultations with Bagot Advisory Group and are developing youth and adult programs for the community. We are currently recording traditional songs and languages from across east and west Arnhemland.


Frontline

Frontline explores the relationship between people and places using new media. This project builds on previous and ongoing work by DCA with Indigenous, African, and other communities in Malak and the Northern Suburbs of Darwin. It has developed several digital tools, such as Tagtool and webcam piano, for community use; over the last three years, these tools have been adapted by various community groups in Darwin and beyond.


Dementia Friendly Community activities and workshops

In partnership with Dementia Australia a range of art workshops are held at Darwin Community Arts to increase awareness and support in the community for people living with dementia.