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Lotterywest Story Street is a new community storytelling project by CAN (Community Arts Network). It will begin with the creation of a travelling library containing significant histories, creative toolkits, literature, art and performance created with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD)* members of the cities of Canning, Stirling and Wanneroo. With Lotterywest Story Street, people can make their own streets, and they can speak to the communities of their own heart.

The library will travel to various local community centres across two years, growing with each installation. CAN will also be hosting creative storytelling workshops, dinners and events to bring people and stories together.

In Perth’s diverse and rapidly changing communities, many CALD groups and individuals experience social isolation, and local governments and community services face challenges in engaging with them. This project uses community arts with CaLD communities to unpack tensions between cultural groups, and provide a platform for stories that build intercultural understanding, harmony, and respect for vibrant communities.

 

 

*CaLD – CAN acknowledges the definition of a person/s who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) varies greatly and that the term is not definitive. In this instance we have used the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) definition of CaLD to make reference to the wide range of cultural groups and individuals that make up the Australian population. It includes groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language or ethnicity except those whose ancestry is Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Celtic, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

CAN’s newest project is hitting the streets with some exciting events at Propels KickstART Youth Arts Festival !

This is a travelling library that will contain creative toolkits and resources for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)* communities in the cities of Canning, Stirling and Wanneroo who will also be able to create and add to the library their own media and creative expression.

Check out the Facebook event for more info!

Help to build the library

The project will kick off with the opportunity for young creatives to build, design and curate a library of performance, literature and visual art

When: Sunday 14 April, 2019
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Where: KickstART Festival, The Kaos Room Blue Room Theatre 

Visit the library @ KickstART

During Propel’s KickstART festival the travelling library will be attended by creative facilitators who will help festival-goers build on the resources in the library through their own creative exploration

When: Monday 15 April – Friday 19 April, 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: KickstART Festival, The Kaos Room Blue Room Theatre 

Lotterywest Story Street Book Clubs @ KickstART

During Propel’s KickstART festival, CAN will also host two book club gatherings. Come along and listen, read and contribute !

When: Tuesday 15 April & Thursday 17 April, 2019
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Where: KickstART Festival, The Kaos Room Blue Room Theatre 

Lotterywest Story Street Launch

Everyone is invited to a special gathering where we will celebrate the launch of the project and check out the library before it hits the road, touring communities in the Cities of Canning, Stirling and Wanneroo.

When: Saturday 20 April
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Where: KickstART Festival, The Kaos Room Blue Room Theatre
RSVP: admin@canwa.com.au

 

 

*CAN acknowledges the definition of a person/s who identify as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) varies greatly and that the term is not definitive. In this instance we have used the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) definition of CaLD to make reference to the wide range of cultural groups and individuals that make up the Australian population. It includes groups and individuals who differ according to religion, race, language or ethnicity except those whose ancestry is Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Celtic, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Become a Story Keeper

The library will travel to various local community centres across 2018 and 2019, growing with each installation. We are calling for story keepers to lend books, artworks and stories to the library to grow beautiful, multilayered community narratives. Please get in touch with Project Coordinator Steven Finch for more information steven@canwa.com.au

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