Providing access to arts and culture for people with disability or a mental illness.
DADAA is a not-for-profit community arts and cultural development (CACD) organisation, focusing on creating significant positive social change and opportunities for people with a disability or a mental illness. Based in Fremantle, DADAA offers targeted arts and cultural programs that include a broad range of traditional and new media projects in almost 50 Western Australian communities.
DADAA follows a social model of disability, which views disability as a problem of exclusion from ordinary life, and not a medical condition. Addressing this requires a change in society's values and practices in order to remove barriers to participation and inclusion.
DADAA works through a model of local and cross-sector partnerships that bring arts and health together in a way that effectively responds to the needs of communities. DADAA also works actively in state and national audience development, disability advocacy, and research and evaluation.