‘A place where the entire community can recognise accessibility and celebrate diversity.’

Help us meet our fundraising goal to create an inclusive café for Fremantle!

DADAA is moving ahead with the next phase of the redevelopment of the former Old Boys’ School in Fremantle and we can’t wait to share it with the community.

The old 1901 kitchen at the core of the Fremantle heritage building is the next area to receive an upgrade, with the creation of the new café, Humble Pantry Fremantle, named after the former school’s first head master, Mr George Humble.

DADAA’s Executive Director, David Doyle, explains: “From the very start we had a dream of turning the old kitchen and courtyard in the building into a great café that not only serves excellent coffee and healthy food, but also provides training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.”

We have partnered with dynamic mother-son team Clare and Kieran Cranny to open the café early next year. Café Manager Clare Cranny’s sister, Jane Ryan, is a DADAA artist and one of the potential café trainees.

“Our aim is to get the entire community behind this radical transformation of the site and, after years of seeing it sit vacant, open it to the community, with people with disability at its core,” said Mr Doyle.

DADAA is inviting individuals and businesses to get on board with this new social initiative. Local business Brayco got on board early, generously donating the commercial kitchen for the project.

“We are now seeking other local businesses, philanthropists and donors to assist us in raising the remaining $30,000 through crowdfunding,” said Mr Doyle. “This will enable the complete fit-out of Fremantle’s first truly inclusive café – a place where the entire community can recognise accessibility and celebrate diversity. It will also importantly provide training and employment for up to 5 people with disability in the first year of operation.”

Everyone is welcome to join in on this exciting community-building project with a contribution, large or small. The campaign has been launched on the leading platform for cause-driven crowdfunding, StartSomeGood.

Supporters will have their name recognised on a Giving Wall created by DADAA artists, along with a host of other benefits. We want to take the community along with us on this exciting social enterprise initiative for Fremantle.

Please join us now by making a contribution at before June 30.

For more information contact:
David Doyle, Executive Director, DADAA
Liesbeth Goedhart, Goedhart Consulting 0402 447 171

May News is Out!

It’s time to check in with all the brilliant things that are happening at DADAA!

We are thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with Channel 7’s Telethon for our project Experience Collider!

Read on to find out about the new Centre for Accessibility which is about to launch; as well as how you can take part in our exhibitions, audio described events, or workshops in May.

And we’re even off to South Africa soon!

Click here to find out more!

DADAA announces new partnership with Telethon!


DADAA is pleased to partner with Channel 7’s Telethon for the first time, with our fresh and original new project, Experience Collider.

A dynamic arts project designed especially for teenagers with high support needs, Experience Collider offers young people exciting ways to build physical strength, communication skills, confidence and resilience, while developing new friendships and networks to help them connect.

“DADAA is delighted to be supported by Telethon in this collaborative arts project,” said DADAA’s Executive Director, David Doyle. “Teenagers with disability and high support needs can become socially isolated and lonely. This project will break down these barriers through quality arts participation and engagement at the local level.”

Blending digital media with dance, circus and theatre through a series of workshops, Experience Collider will see 13 to 18 year olds working alongside their peers and with leading artists. New ways of performing will be facilitated and participants will be encouraged to be part of a broad ensemble of young people with and without disability.

In another first for DADAA, Experience Collider will also involve researchers from the Telethon Kids Institute to further their Quality of Life research program for children with disability.

Our creative partner in this exciting project is Circus WA, further enhancing the creative hub that has formed since both organisations co-located to Fremantle’s East End.

We look forward to working with Telethon on this exciting new program and thank them for their support!