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CAN Networking Event
Thursday March 16 2017
5.00pm – 6.30pm

CAN invites you to join other artists and cultural workers in an informal gathering to hear about some exciting developments in the community arts space. Get the inside story on the successful Burdiya Mob project, which resulted in a Noongar language music clip that has taken the music scene by storm/that has been taken up by Triple J and received broad media attention. CAN will also reveal its plans for 2017, including current findings from research into WA’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities. Afterwards, join us for drinks and nibbles and the chance to mingle and chat with your fellow arts and cultural colleagues.

Where: Large Meeting Room, Level 1, King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street, Perth. 

CAN Networking Event
Thursday May 25 2017
5.15pm – 6.45pm

Want to network the old school way? Join us for our second industry networking event for 2017. If you’re an artist, cultural worker or just interested in community arts and cultural development, why not come along and join us for drinks and nibbles and a good old fashioned industry catch-up. There will be stand up talks from Globe Town Project and Centre for Stories; optional project and ideas sharing tables, and plenty of time for some old school mingling and networking… This event is free for CAN members, however there is a small $5.00 door charge for non-members. If you sign up to be a CAN member on the night, or beforehand, we’ve got a special gift pack full of goodies to give away.

Where: Large Meeting Room, Level 1, King Street Arts Centre, 357-365 Murray Street, Perth.

CAN Networking Event
Thursday September 7 2017
4pm – 5.30pm

CAN is delighted to be working in partnership with Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) to put the spotlight on Perth’s creative east for this event featuring horse inspired artworks, songs in Noongar and the chance to be part of a vibrant hub of artists and community arts workers. As the new managers of the Midland Junction Arts Centre, MAC will talk about their plans for the space. They will shed some light on the Horse Tales project, a community arts project partly funded by Catalyst and which is part of the bigger Habits of Horses project currently running in Mundaring and the City of Swan. If that’s not enough, we have another special treat – the wonderful Madjitil Moorna Choir, will join us to perform and to teach some songs in Noongar language. We can’t wait…so, giddy up and come, explore the artworks, swap ideas and network in a fun and friendly space. Join us and your peers in the community arts and CACD sector for an afternoon of sharing, inspiration and song.

Where: Midland Junction Arts Centre, Midland.

CAN Networking Event – End of Year Party
Wednesday December 13 2017
4.30pm – 6.30pm

As a valued member of the CAN-FAM, you are warmly invited to join us! We would love you to come and share in a beverage, a chat and some well-earned elbow rubbing. Entertainment by the soulful sounds of Dilla. Light snacks, beer and wine provided by CAN. We know it’s a school night, so it all finishes promptly at 6.30pm!

Where: King Street Arts Centre Foyer, Level 1, 357-365 Murray Street, Perth.

An Introduction to Planning Community Arts Projects

Thursday August 10 2017, 2pm – 3.30pm

King Street Arts Centre, Large Meeting Room

Are you new to running community arts projects? Would you like some tips about how to plan for your community arts project? Then this workshop is for you!

The workshop will outline:

  • steps involved in planning a community arts project
  • strategies for including different community members and stakeholders

There will be a chance to work in small groups to share ideas, get feedback and build networks. Free for CAN members, $10 non-members. If you are a community group and your local government is a member of CAN, we will allow you to register as a member.

Creative Industry Forum: The Dynamics of Power and Creative Vision When Producing Art with Communities

Wednesday June 21 2017, 2.30pm – 5pm

King Street Arts Centre, Large Meeting Room

How does the community’s voice and the artist’s vision come together when producing art with communities? How does this work in real life projects? If you’d like to explore these questions and more, don’t miss Community Arts Network’s Creative Industry Forum on the Dynamics of Power and Creative Vision When Producing Art with Communities, being held on 21 June. Presenters Sandy McKendrick, Audrey Satar and Mallika McLeod will unpack the interplay between artist’s vision and community’s voice, notions of leadership in collaborative practice and how this plays out in real life scenarios with creative community projects. Including case studies and a moderated panel discussion facilitated by Lockie McDonald, this professional development opportunity will provoke and inpsire.

Where – King Street Arts Centre Perth. $20 CAN Members  $40 Non-members

Creative Industry Forum: Artist Self-care in CACD Practice

Wednesday, October 11 2017, 5pm – 8pm

State Library WA, Great Southern Room

Join us for a FREE interactive forum on the need for self-care for artists and arts workers engaged in community arts and cultural development (CACD), presented by Community Arts Network and Creative Recovery Network. Artists and arts workers working within complex community settings are often at risk of stress and burn out, particularly where communities and participants are experiencing trauma. Through an audience led, Q&A style panel, this forum will cover challenging issues faced in CACD work and discuss strategies to mitigate some of the risks. Facilitated by Lockie MacDonald with panelists Marcelle Riley, Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, Karen Hethey and Scotia Monkivitch from Creative Recovery Network.

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