Artlink School Holiday Workshops

Get on stage with Circus WA

The DADAA Artlink School Holiday Program is back with inclusive school holiday workshops with Circus WA. Enjoy three days of circus skills, games, slapstick comedy, clowning and physical theatre. Tailored to your own abilities, these workshops are guaranteed to be a whole lot of fun with something for everyone.

NDIS-enrolled participants are encouraged to register. A small number of sponsored places are available for those not enrolled in the NDIS.


Monday 14 January, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Wednesday 16 January, 1.30 – 3.3opm
Friday 18 January, 10am – 12noon

Tuesday 15 January, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Thursday 17 January, 1.30 – 3.3opm
Friday 18 January, 1.30 – 3.30pm


Circus WA Big Top
Old Fremantle Boys’ School
92 Adelaide Street

contact and booking

Please book as places are limited.
Contact Belinda Mettam, Artlink Artsworker
T: (08) 9430 6616

City of Fremantle / DADAA partnership wins State Honours

The partnership between the City of Fremantle and DADAA that has revitalised the Fremantle Old Boys’ School was recognised at the State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours at the State Theatre Centre earlier this week.

Nominated by DADAA, the City of Fremantle was recognised in the Metropolitan Local Government category. The partnership has established an arts hub in the heart of Fremantle that supports people with a lived experience of disability from across the metropolitan area to choose Fremantle as their destination for arts and cultural participation.

“This iconic building now connects the WA disability community with professional artists, broadening how we as a community view ourselves at this significant time as the NDIS rolls out across Australia,” said David Doyle, Executive Director of DADAA.

The State Arts and Culture Partnership Honours acknowledge the outstanding contributions of individual philanthropists, businesses and organisations who partner with arts and cultural groups across WA.

Image: DADAA Executive Director, David Doyle (left) pictured with David Templeman MLA and Deputy Mayor of the City of Fremantle Ingrid Waltham at the awards presentation.

COMING UP: The Other Film Festival

Changing how the community sees disability

DADAA has teamed up with Arts Access Victoria to bring The Other Film Festival from Melbourne to Fremantle for the first time!

On 6 & 7 October in our very own cinema in the Fremantle Old Boys’ School you can catch amazing films from around the world by, with, and about people with disability.

And, as part of the festival, we’re also proud to present the inaugural Act-Belong-Commit WA Stories short films showcase made by DADAA artists!

Click here to check out the wonderful films that will be on show!

For more info please email us or phone 9430 6616.

Digital Dialogues Arts Mentors Wanted

DADAA is looking for new arts workers to join our team!

If you have previous experience in running arts-based programs to provide mentoring workshops for groups and in one-to-one sessions we would love to hear from you.

DADAA has received funding from the Department for Communities to offer up to 40 artists the opportunity to develop their digital and arts skills for 2 hours a week over a 40-week period. Workshops will be conducted in a combination of one-on-one and group settings. Workshops may include but are not limited to: digital art, animation, film-making, drawing, painting, mixed media, performance and music.

The workshops will be based at the DADAA Fremantle Hub. This is a casual contract for 12 months and workshop hours can be flexible.

To put forward an expression of interest please email us your CV and cover letter.

Applications close: Friday 28 September, 5pm.

Contact us for more information.

The Other Film Festival comes to Fremantle!

There is much to look forward to at DADAA!

We’re bringing the Other Film Festival to Fremantle in October and have some great exhibitions and audio described tours coming up. And thanks to over 160 donors, we’re on our way to starting Fremantle’s first inclusive cafe!

Read up on our latest NEWS and get involved!

Coming up at DADAA in June!

Read up on DADAA’s activities

Find out what DADAA has in store this month by reading our latest NEWS!

Click here for more NEWS!


‘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!