Regional Arts Training Opportunity - Kununurra

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Key Dates:

14 -17 April 2014

Venue: The Kimberly Grande Hotel Kununurra WA

This is a great opportunity for regional artists to attend a high quality training delivered by contemporary artists teaching and performing nationally and internationally. Suitable for Community Artists, Youth Workers, Arts Development Officers, Health Workers and anyone else interested in using arts to bring about change.

The training is being hosted by the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council and will be held in Kununurra, and will use image, story and dance to create trust, break down barriers, establish relationships and create culturally competent ways to discuss hard to talk about topics. This training will:

  • Utilise the successful Sharing Stories Model that involves breaking out of habitual patterns, waiting for the story to arise and improvising.
  • Give participants the opportunity to explore new ways of approaching old challenges.
  • Use story and dance to find culturally appropriate approaches to health promotion.
  • Provide creative experiences and skills that are transferrable to a variety of situations.
  • Teach people to be curious, follow the thread and work with what's in the room.


  • Identify barriers and conflicts in health promotion and education and create innovative ways to address these barriers.
  • Generate ideas for partnership approaches to health service provision and equip workers with skills to adapt to changes and be flexible in their delivery of projects.
  • Create greater awareness of ways to use contemporary improvisation and performance as a tool for community engagement in health education in regional WA.

This training workshop will provide participants with opportunities to create community dialogue, meet with resistance, transform it and learn how the arts can support the delivery of good community health education.

Cost is $300 which includes all lunches & one dinner. You can register by contacting Amanda Sibosado at or on telephone (08) 9195 2110.


Laura Taylor





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