Esperance Community Arts partnership creating lasting connections

Healthway is a proud and long-time supporter of Esperance Community Arts, having worked in partnership for more than twenty years to deliver programs that benefit the health and wellbeing of the local community.

Our renewed partnership in 2019 will support the delivery of the Act-Belong-Commit Warang Kaddatji Theatre project, and Samba Drumming project, both of which are part of the Pathways to the Arts programs.

The Warang Kaddatji Theatre project involves a series of workshops with five Aboriginal theatre professionals who have strong connections to the Esperance region. The project is designed to provide young Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people with skills and inspiration to develop and stage their own production.

The Samba Drumming project will support the development of a new Samba Drumming Group, including performances at four community events over twelve months.

Both programs are comprehensive and exemplify the Act-Belong-Commit message through arts activities and events that build skills for individuals and facilitators, and encourage social connection and belonging for children and young people living in the region.

Through partnering with local organisations that are active in the places where we live, learn, work and play – in sport, arts and community settings, Healthway is helping to create healthier communities.

Esperance Community Arts has recently secured funding to ensure the preservation of a local Indigenous dialect and to celebrate Aboriginal cultures in Esperance.  You can read more about this story online.