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CAN invites you to join other artists and cultural workers in an informal evening to explore and discuss community arts practice and opportunities for artists in this field.

Come along to this FREE event to connect with current ideas about working with communities and to be inspired by stories of community arts projects.

Hear about opportunities for community artists, including Catalyst Research and Professional Development grants of up to $10k, available now.

Guest speakers Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and Candice Lorrae will share their learning from recent Catalyst Professional Development funding.

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is an Australian filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. She has made work for Nickelodeon, Perth International Arts Festival, London International Festival of Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu in China and Macrobert in Scotland.

Poppy has completed a BA Fine Arts, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education and BA in Film and TV. She won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002 and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for young leaders in Community Cultural Development in 2010.

Candice Lorrae is an award winning artist who has performed around Australia and overseas, most recently, in the Motown Hit group called The Merindas. In addition to her successful career as a performer, Candice works with community to deliver community festivals, events and workshops.

Candice shares her musical expertise with others through her work with Abmusic College and via the delivery of music workshops in schools.

Candice is currently director of the Wanjoo Birak Cultural Festival and coordinates 8 community events each year. She hopes to set up her own Indigenous Artist Management Agency and Event Consultancy Service in the near future.

Where: Rehearsal Room 2, State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William St, Perth

The bar at the State Theatre will be open and for those interested, Othello starts at 7.30pm.

Register: or (08) 9226 2422

Light refreshments available.

CAN manages Catalyst Community Arts Fund on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.




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