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2020 Professional Development Program

In 2020 CAN has developed a number of opportunities for professional development, self-care and capacity building.

Connecting Practitioners & Sharing Knowledge

CAN provides opportunities for artists and art workers to come together to exchange ideas, discuss process and explore practice. We create platforms for guest speakers and creatives to share their knowledge and experience via workshops, forums and panel discussions.

Capacity Building

One of CAN’s core functions is to build the capacity of artists, communities and partners.

Through our capacity building program, we aim to advance community arts and cultural development practice and develop and transfer innovative approaches to producing and sharing the stories of diverse communities. With over 30 years experience in facilitating community arts projects, often in complex and challenging environments in communities across Australia, we are well placed to provide professional development to the sector.

Self Care & Sustainable Community Arts Practice

CAN recognises that arts and cultural development practitioners working within complex community settings are often at risk of stress and burn out, particularly where communities and participants are experiencing trauma. Since 2017 CAN has partnered with Creative Recovery Network, a national body, to raise awareness of and to develop and share strategies around self-care and sustainable CACD work practice.


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We love to collaborate, so if you are interested in partnering to deliver a talk, workshop or event, please contact Jill Brown, Artist Development Manager, on jill@canwa.com.au 

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