About Us

At CAN we know that arts transforms communities.

We bring artists, creatives and diverse communities together to share stories, learn from each other and make inspiring art.

Through this we’ve seen lives change and communities strengthened. Community Arts Network is Australia’s longest running and leading community arts and cultural development organisation.

Our vision is for a just, diverse and resilient society fuelled by imagination and creativity.

Our purpose is to grow resilient communities through arts and creativity.

Our values are: RESPECT – We honour the inherent worth of all people, cultures and environment SOCIAL EQUITY – We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to engage, participate and flourish RESILIENCE – we foster connectedness for strong, thriving communities. CREATIVITY – we create art that inspires the sharing of culture and identity.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional owners of this country and it's waters. In particular, we pay our respects to the people of the Noongar nation and to their Elders both past and present.


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Quick Facts About The Region

Community Arts Network Ltd is located in the suburb of Perth, the council of Perth and the federal electorate of Perth.