Who We Are

The Cygnet Community Arts Council

Our purpose is to support, facilitate and inspire the Arts in all its forms within our community. Our particular focus is on the creation of art within and by the community itself.

We recognise the importance of the Arts as a major and inclusive conduit of community cultural development, of individual, and community health and wellbeing. We collaborate with other groups across the community, support local  artists where possible and bring professional artists into the community to teach and mentor.

The Cygnet Community Arts council is organised by a board as an incorporated body, raising funds through both fundraising events and projects as well as regional grants.

We facilitate touring exhibitions & performances, and support local groups where possible with small cash inputs as well as creating a number of arts based community events during the year.

Regular events

Friday Film Nights

will be on the monthly program for CCAC this year, with a line up of a combination of pre-release, independent, and restricted artist films and documentaries. (featured image from SODA_JERK Terror Nullius, screened in 2018 at Cygnet Town Hall.)

Annual Events

Cygnet Handmade Art Trail

The CCAC is a Primary Supporter of the Cygnet Handmade Art Trail, assisting the creative community of the Cygnet area as it continues to grow and thrive. Handmade in Cygnet Open Studio Art Trail offers visitors and local participants the opportunity to discover the artists and artisan makers as the creative community opens its studio doors to the public for this annual event which runs throughout the Easter Holiday period. Here for more details.

Flickerfest

Each year Cygnet plays host to the short film festival Flickerfest supported by CCAC.

Supported Cultural Groups

The CCAC supports a range of Cultural groups which provide community development, skillsharing and life learning experiences to the residents and temporary population of Cygnet each year. 2019 includes TaKeTiNa and the Cygnet Choir as core activities to the year’s program.

TaKeTiNa

TaKeTiNa is a group learning process which leads participants into states of relaxation, inner presence, and awareness, as patterns of rhythm are layered into our bodies by simple stepping, clapping and singing. It’s a moving meditation practice which is nurturing , fun and collaborative. 

Currently on Fridays from 10 – 11.30 am at the Cygnet HUB , in the front of the Town Hall in Mary St. Ph or text 0400614067 if you think you are coming. 

TaKeTiNa requires no musical experience and invites participants to go at their own pace.Info www.taketina.com

Cygnet Choir

Are you interested in joining a new community choir? Sessions commence Monday 1st April running fortnightly 7pm – 9.30pm at the Southern Swan, 12 Mary St, Cygnet. Here for more info…

CranKit Theatre

Hosting Touring Events and Education Programs

Little Wing Puppets

CCAC Hosts a number of touring shows and workshop series each year and currently are looking forward to the Little Wing Puppets coming to present their work “A little bit of Blue” to various school groups this April.

Youth Film Productions

Based on the success of the 2018 Youth Film Productions CCAC have decided to run this fantastic program again open to Young people aged 12-17 in and around the Cygnet area. Participants learn how to storyboard, shoot and edit a short film for entry into the MYSTATE film festival as well as have a public screening event in the Cygnet Town Hall. Head to the event page to register your interest in the upcoming series of workshops.