St John’s Creative Living Park has a number of different venues available for diverse community cultural events.
We also support community organisations and groups to host events, ceremonies and classes through discounts and practical production advice where required.
Guru Bhumtsok: 2017 & 2018
This Tibetan Buddhist Puja or ceremony was an internationally significant event that involved people making 100,000 offerings for world peace.
It was held at Kickstart Arts two years running and was led by Geshe Tenzin Zopa. The 2018 event featured teachings by Lama Zopa, founder of Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. This event aims to cultivate loving kindness as an aid to achieving world peace.
Shi’a community classes and prayer
Hobarts Shi’a community conduct spiritual practice and language classes at the Kickstart Arts Centre.
Garden of Spring Cultural Event
A number of Afghan communities celebrated with music and food at the Kickstart Arts Centre.
This event was wildly popular and featured Afghan musicians, dancing and food.
Kickstart Arts is consciously creating and sharing safe friendly public spaces for everyone to gather, conduct cultural and social practices and to celebrate their connections.
Cultural Connections for Learning (AUS)
Joseph Rowntree Foundation (UK)
Jason's Connection (USA)
A few examples of local programs that might suit you.