We help people thrive through

working creatively together

ReGenerate

ReGenerate

Music Garden

Music Garden

Workshops in Everything!

Workshops in Everything!

Venues for Hire

Venues for Hire

The Walkout Step

The Walkout Step

Social connection at Kickstart Arts
 Social connection
MEET PEOPLE AT THE KICKSTART ARTS CENTRE.

8 out of 10 Australians experience loneliness.

through Kickstart Arts projects, events & workshops.
  • Friendly music events

  • Creative Workshops

  • The Happiness Project

Wellbeing programs at Kickstart Arts
Wellbeing programs
FIND STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH STRESS.

2 million Australians suffer high levels of stress & anxiety.

for mind, body & spirit.

Relax and unwind through yoga, meditation and philosophy in the Golden Room. 

  • Weekly Yoga classes

  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga

  • Eastern Philosophy talks

Co-designed projects
Co-designed projects
WORK CREATIVELY WITH CLIENTS FOR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOMES.

13.9% of Tasmanian adults reported very high or high levels of psychological distress in 2019.

  • The Living Room Project 

  • The Freedom Project

bringing diverse expertise together for shared benefits.
Literacy-focused programs
Literacy-focused programs
THE ARTS OFFER POWERFUL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING LITERACY.

48% of Tasmanians have low literacy skills.

developing digital, functional, numerical, health & language literacies while making art.
  • New Art in Libraries 

  • Happiness Project: Cygnet Stories

Life long learning and teaching
Life long learning & teaching
LEARNING AT ANY AGE IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING.

Tasmania has some of the poorest health and wellbeing indicators in the nation.

through Kickstart Arts Creative Workshops program.

Workshops in everything:

  • One-offs

  • Short courses

  • Ongoing program

  • Masterclasses

School partnerships
School partnerships
INVOLVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN ENRICHING ARTS EXPERIENCES

40% of Australian students are regularly unproductive, bored or struggling to keep up in classrooms.

collaborating with staff and students to tackle real life issues through art.
  • Remembering the Future Project

  • Happiness Project: Flinders Island

Explore your heritage
Explore your heritage
GAIN A BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAST FOR A BETTER FUTURE

The teaching of history has ignored Aboriginal history and the causes of inequality.

St Johns Creative Living Park colonial buildings have a multi layered living history...
  • The Walkout Step

  • Disturbing Echoes Public Forum & Open Day

  • Healing Ground

Raise funds for renovation
Raise funds for renovation

Important heritage buildings are in disrepair.

JOIN A COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE WHO CARE FOR THESE HERITAGE BUILDINGS
and provide a new purpose for some of Tasmania's key heritage buildings.
  • Former Boy's Orphanage Repair

  • Former Girl's Orphanage Repair

  • The Hidden Theatre

pakana artists
pakana artists
PAKANA ARTISTS STILL LOUD AND PROUD

lutrawita is stolen aboriginal land, it was never ceded by pakana people and there is no treaty.

First Nations people make self-determined art & continue cultural practices in the pakana studio.
  • pakana Governance

  • Weaving & Warbling Workshops

  • The Walkout Step

  • Nathan Maynard Mentorship

Urban food project
Urban Food Project
LEARN HOW TO GROW FRESH FOOD IN YOUR BACKYARD

Around 120,000 Tasmanians live in poverty and struggle to put food on the table regularly.

A growing partnership with New Town High School.

  • Urban Food Project

Safe community spaces for hire.
Safe community spaces
ACCESS FOR DIVERSE COMMUNITIES TO CELEBRATE & CONNECT.

Settling in a new country can be isolating and presents many barriers that can be hard to overcome alone. 

We have welcoming, affordable, friendly venues available to suit your needs.
  • International Buddhist Ceremony for Peace & Healing

  • Garden of Spring Cultural Event

  • Shi'a Classes & Prayers

Music for everyone
Music for everyone
ENJOY LOCAL ARTISTS PLAYING GREAT LIVE MUSIC 

Music is a key part of what it is to be human. Live music can bring us together in celebration and in times of sorrow. 

Supporting a diverse community of local musicians to develop new music & perform to local audiences.
  • Live Music Events

  • Music Mentorships

  • The Creek Road Art Orchestra 

  • Music Rehearsal Studio

Links

When you click on one of the issues described in the boxes above, you are taken to a dedicated page about that issue.  We have provided links to evidence and network weaving examples at the bottom of each page. 

Evidence

Our work in community focused art-making offers multiple and complex benefits to program participants, audiences and partners.

Our methodology is supported not only by decades of direct experience, but also by a large body of international research.

Network Weaving

Communities are built on connections, neighbours helping neighbours.  

Being able to create supportive networks is central to thriving in the twenty-first century.   

It’s always worth contacting us to discuss your needs and interests as we are always seeking to be responsive to community input.

Go ahead and explore!
pakana artists
Community Arts Projects
Music Garden
Healing Ground
Creative Workshops
Heritage Building Repair