DADAA works collaboratively with communities across Western Australia.
DADAA works in regional and remote communities throughout Western Australia in a range of capacities that align wih locally identified needs and visions. DADAA engages with a community for a minimum of five years, focusing, during that time, on capacity building, mentoring and establishing a sustianable arts and cultural practice.
west kimberley program
The program in the Kimberley is a multi-disciplinary arts aprogram that includes short-term and ongoing free workshops in visual arts, performance, dance, digital media, writing and music. Workshops are designed to facilitate the participation by Indigenous people with disability in the MarshART project that is held as part of the Boab Festival every year. The program caters for children, young people and adults. DADAA works in collaboration with Jalaris Aboriginal Corporation (Derby), HaCC (Fitzroy Crossing) and Mangkaja Arts (Fitzroy Crossing)
MarshART takes place under the banner of the Boab Festival, and is a celebration of the marshland and the community creativity of Derby. Site specific to Derby, the event encourages the community to view the landscape in new ways, with support from local and visiting artists in developing art forms in response to the physical environment and the social history of the site. The event encompasses a multiplicity of art forms, including sculpture, installation, painting, performance, digital media, circus, music and dance. MarshART 4 in 2012 will focus on works on the theme of 'fire.'
ESPERANCE: THE EMERGENCE PROJECT
In 20120, DADAA commened delivery of a long-term regional arts and health program in the community of Esperance as part of a large-scale artistic and cultural initiative aimed at addressing mental health issues in the region. DADAA works collaboratively with the Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO) and Esperance Community Arts to deliver focused and effective programs.