JOIN A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS
DADAA is moving towards strengthening our three major hubs – in Fremantle, Midland and Lancelin. Larger and more central venues, co-location with other community organisations and enhanced programs and performance opportunities will all contribute to DADAA becoming a significant arts and health hub within each community. We invite you to step inside, make new friends, develop your own creativity and voice, and be part of a diverse and active community of artists.
FOLLOW PATHWAYS TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
DADAA is a great ‘connector’ between the disability/mental health and arts sectors, offering individual artists progression pathways that lead to a greater sense of everyday wellbeing and professional careers. Whether you enjoy weekly group workshops for recreational activity, or aspire to becoming a professional artist, DADAA has a pathway for you.
FIND NEW AUDIENCES FOR YOUR CREATIVE WORK
DADAA artists share their work with new audiences through many channels: our various gallery spaces, external performance spaces, online broadcasts and partnership events with state, national and international arts organisations. We offer both traditional exhibition opportunities or online forums for you to share your work and engage with audiences.
PARTNER WITH US TO DELIVER INNOVATIVE SERVICES
Largely through our bold partnership strategy, DADAA has developed a national reputation as a leading innovator, informing the development of contemporary Arts and Disability and Community Arts Cultural Development (CACD) practice around Australia. Partnerships allow communities and DADAA to collaboratively develop effective programs, and corporate and government partners to achieve their business and service objectives.
WE’RE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
DADAA’s 21-year legacy has taken a small health arts movement through to a disability-led enterprise with three creative arts hubs in Fremantle, Midland and Lancelin. Along the way, we have affected the lives of thousands of West Australians from Derby to Esperance – and we continue to do so as the organisation becomes larger and more diverse in its programming.
DADAA has a solid reputation. We are recognised as essential for Australia by the national arts funding body, Australia Council for the Arts. We are also supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, the Disability Services Commission, the Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest.
AND … WE’RE NDIS-READY
DADAA applauds the introduction of more personal choice and self-direction for people with disability and mental illness that the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and NDIS/My Way programs will bring over the next five years. DADAA is an NDIA-registered organisation and a participant in the Perth Hills trial site.