“This project has helped me to feel connected with people, [it] has made this one of the most happiest experiences that I have had since I arrived in Australia. Now I feel more motivated and more concerned about the situation that we migrants have and how we can get through while still enjoying life…”
Dream Plan Do participant
CANWA’s Lotterywest Dream Plan Do is a tailored capacity-building program that strengthens the skills of culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) community groups who want to develop community arts projects sharing their culture, stories and experiences with each other and a wider audience.
The program supports the groups through project management, budgeting, community engagement and production. Program participants are matched with arts and cultural practitioners to help plan, develop and deliver the project.
Dream Plan Do has opened up access to newly established cultural groups that have not previously connected to the arts sector. It has given people confidence to step forward and share their stories, tapping into the creative energy of people who are carving out new lives in Western Australia with determination and passion.
The initial program in numbers:
- Do | 163 participants
- Create | 44 workshops
- Enjoy | 1295 audience
- Employ | 21 artists/artsworkers
Check out some of the incredible community groups who have produced their community arts projects through this program below.
📸Western Empire members with their mentor Matt Aitken. Image: Marnie Richardson