achieve your dreams

DADAA supports artists to develop professionally and to realise their dreams however big or small.

To support you on your journey as an artist, we offer a range of programs at all levels so that you can progress as an artist as you learn and build your skills.

In addition to the weekly workshops listed in the Community Studios section of this website, we offer advanced or customised arts activities. These could include:

  • one-to-one mentoring
  • masterclasses with national and international professional artists
  • exhibitions at DADAA and other galleries
  • online broadcast and performance opportunities for digital works
  • connections to the professional arts community in Perth, Western Australia and the Eastern States.

goal planning

If you join DADAA with NDIS funding, you will outline your goals as an artist as part of your initial planning. We offer this and extended planning options as part of our standard Client Services.

In addition, at certain other times in your journey as an emerging, established or professional artist, it can be important to take the time to plan exactly how you might achieve a specific dream or ambition that you have. DADAA staff and peer artists can work with you to think through your dreams and goals, and to figure out the smaller practical steps that can take you there.

If you have a big artistic dream and think goal planning would be useful to you, talk to us about setting up goal planning sessions.

Festival Connect: transforming arts and disability in Western Australia

DADAA has just completed a four-year partnership with Perth Festival. Aiming high, this four-year collaboration sought to transform the place of artists and performers with disability in Western Australia. Bringing high-profile international artists and directors with disability to Perth during 2016 and 2017 provided unprecedented artistic training and exchange for Western Australian and other Australian artists with and without disability. 2018 saw performer Julia Hales take to the Festival stage with her show You Know We Belong Together, while in 2019, DADAA opened its Fremantle hub for an afternoon public program of artist-led performance and talks.

View activities from each year below:

2016: Claire Cunningham: masterclass in dance and performance

2017: Jenny Sealey residency in theatre and performance

2018: You Know We Belong Together

2019: DADAA Open Day

DADAA respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk and Yued people of the Noongar nation and the Southern Yamatji Peoples, the traditional owners of the lands upon which DADAA operates. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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