Lotterywest Story Street
As Perth’s metropolitan area continues to diversify and grow, it’s important that our art and culture is reflective of the society we live in.
Lotterywest Story Street is an exciting new grassroots project which will provide ways for diverse communities to share their unique and personal stories through art.
We believe that when people are in control of their own stories and these stories are made visible, real transformation begins.
Lotterywest Story Street is an evolution of the work CAN has begun with culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Our Common Ground Poetry workshops and showcase performances have given voice to sections of our community who feel they often go unheard.
CAN will begin our new two year project by collaborating with the City of Canning, City of Wanneroo and City of Stirling, which aligns with recent research which identified these councils as having high culturally diverse populations.
CAN will work alongside existing and new migrant communities to deliver high quality, community-driven, creative projects that promote harmony, respect understanding, and ultimately, stronger, more vibrant communities.
The creative outcomes of these projects will take the form of exhibitions, events, performances or screenings, showcased in high profile public locations in the participating suburbs – quite literally taking these stories to the street.