Creative connected change
To drive change by empowering creative artists to contribute to a dynamic, inclusive and connected society that values the visual arts, in Western Australia.
We envisage a changed society that:
recognises the intrinsic value of the arts, which enables us to explore our humanity and the links that bind us to one another, in profound ways.
supports artistic freedom to innovate and push boundaries, to provoke and imagine new ways of being, and to create exceptional artworks and experiences.
includes artists’ diverse practices, cultures, locations, and heritages, which helps us understand different perspectives and contribute to a cohesive, connected community.
Supporting artistic practice strengthens culture and community.
Our mission is to generate change by:
securing the resources and physical spaces; providing relevant practical services; and offering professional development that supports artists’ economic capability and physical and psychological well-being;
providing an inclusive arts community and network, that develops artist’s identities and independence, through critique, discourse and mentoring, to uphold high standards of artistic and professional practice;
promoting and recognising artists’ achievements, generating dialogue and discussion, which strengthen appreciation of visual arts and culture, and has a positive social impact on the lives of Western Australians;
creating initiatives and diverse professional opportunities, for artists to pursue their goals, advise, lead, teach, and collectively advocate for valuing the arts and developing a sustainable model for the arts in society, which strengthens culture, in a creative, connected community in WA.
Creativity: unearth artistry
Connection: shape identity
Diversity: invite inclusion
Wellbeing: fulfill needs