Darwin Community Arts will seek to realise our vision for the coming years through projects -- opportunities for making and sharing art -- that we will build in partnership with our communities. We will have key, major projects that will best help achieve our vision. These key projects will involve a consolidation of existing efforts as well as new initiatives, gathered in more cohesive and articulated frameworks.

We will also continue to run existing projects which we expect will contribute immediately to our vision, and which will grow and develop over the years to further help achieve our long-term vision. We imagine that some projects will end in the coming years, and new ones will emerge according to changing conditions under which we work.

Malak Community Shed

Creative Workshops

The Malak Community Shed is a new community shed promoting creativity, sustainability, social cohesion and a sense of community.

There are several components to this program and it really doesn't look much like the traditional image of a "shed". It is more about the involvement and creativity of the community than about a particular place.

Malak Monthly Community Dinners

Community dinners are held on the last Monday of every month at Chambers Crescent Theatre in Malak for the local neighbourhood and for various communities DCA works with. The food is catered by volunteers and participants from My Sisters' Kitchen, and performances are usually from local artists and groups. An average of 200 people attend the dinners. Donations are accepted at the door to cover expenses.

Malak Telecentro

Malak Telecentro

The Malak Telecentro is a community-based computer centre with 6 computers on a wired Local Area Network (LAN) with Broadband Internet access, available for community use every weekday afternoon. It has been running since 2007. Most users are young students from nearby schools.

The Darwin Seniors Computer Club assists with the management of the Telecentro and can provide some assistance to anyone needing help with basic computer skills. The computer club meets each Friday afternoon at the Telecentro. Join us for coffee and Tim Tams!

Multicultural Media Projects

Darwin Community Arts's Multicultural Media Projects have commenced in 2014 and feature the following:

My Sisters' Kitchen

My Sisters' Kitchen (MSK) was a weekly Darwin Community Arts project where women and children from all backgrounds are welcome to participate in arts and cooking activities and share stories, recipes and food, skills and experiences. In 2014 MSK participants look forward to trying their hand at sewing, screen printing, painting, cooking new and exciting cuisines and above all, enjoying shared experiences with the many familiar and new faces which make up the My Sisters' Kitchen family. Funding for these activities by the Department of Social Services ceased on February 2015.

Our Common Threads

Our Common Threads (OCT) is a weekly textile art program focusing on sewing, weaving, printing and other craft activities, building on the work of women and their families from the My Sisters' Kitchen program.

Reflect and Response: Cyclone Marcus

Local artist Weniki Hensch is facilitating a series of interactive, mixed medium workshops based around experiences of the community during the recent Cyclone Marcus.

Starting Wednesday May 16th.