Esperance Community Arts (ECA) is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity with over 20 years of experience in community arts programming. We rely on grant funding, donations, collaborative partnerships and volunteer support to deliver community-led creative projects that prioritise participation, capacity building and community development.
The Esperance Community Arts team is committed to delivering inclusive and accessible arts projects and supporting strong networks between arts organisations, artists,and other community groups in the region.
We offer mentoring and assistance with project planning, event promotion and funding applications to our members and to other community groups engaged in arts-related activities. Our programs support individuals and groups to work together, to access local resources, to expand social networks, and to express creativity and local identity.
We also provide members with access to affordable space for small workshops and informal exhibitions at 67 Dempster Street Esperance, where we can promote the work of local artists and community groups. Our volunteers also run a shop space for over 50 local artists and craftspeople to display and and sell their work. We also provide access to a variety of equipment.
Esperance Community Arts programs are designed around the Community Arts and Cultural Development (CACD) model, a widely recognised form of arts practice that focuses on projects that are designed, driven and implemented by the community, for the community with the goal of achieving positive change. All types of arts practitioners can contribute to CACD projects (e.g. musicians, visual artists, writers, film makers, photographers, dancers, actors)
If you have an idea for an arts project and would like to talk about how to make it happen, please contact us!