PlaceMaking projects work on the belief that meaningful interactions can turn spaces we find ourselves in, into places we want to engage with. Art workshops are wonderful ways for people to have meaningful interactions. CAN SA - PlaceMaking Project commenced in 2009 and works with people who have experienced homelessness, arts workers, community organisations and government agencies to act creatively in the pursuit of making connections for low income and homeless people into their community.
PlaceMaking works with communities to explore the social, cultural, environmental, financial and economic dimensions of their lives. We have been working in creative ways with communities to stimulate new skills and create physical and /or human reminders of community interaction.
In 2012 projects were undertaken with - Unity Housing, Hutt Street Centre, Westcare Karpandi Arts Centre and St Bede's Anglican Parish Semaphore.
This was our final year of delivering PlaceMaking projects which were assisted through Arts SA and Australia Council funding. To read more about 2012 projects Click here
Since its inception, CAN SA PlaceMaking has worked with Common Ground Adelaide, OARS Community Transitions, Street Link Youth Health Services, Hutt St Day Centre, Unity Housing, Karpandi Arts Cente and Westcare Day centre. Projects and activities have included visual art and painting, crochet, wearable art and digital story making, word smithing, juggling, weaving, and glassmaking. We have a committed Advisory Group which meets four times a year to provide guidance, support and advice.
While you are here check out the fantastic 2011 projects - PlaceMaking 2011 and some of the vast and incredible range of projects that were run throughout 2009 - 2010 Making Place 2009-2010 If you would like more information about PlaceMaking or would like to get involved in our project please contact...Helen Bock - Arts Program Manager CAN SA
Note - top 2 images from the Hutt Street Courtyard Makeover and the bottom 2 from the Karpandi Jam session - 2012 PlaceMaking projects