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.

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Regular events

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.

Generation Zapped

An evening of film and discussion hosted by Marisol Miro-Quesada

“Generation Zapped is a clear-headed examination of the ramifications of living with ever-increasing levels of radiation, while at the same time recognizing the benefits of wireless communications – and offering solutions to alleviate and minimize our exposure levels. It’s a must for our time.”

Anja Stadelmann Wright MA, MFTi Psychotherapist, The C.G.Jung Institute

July 5

Cygnet Town Hall Supper Room 7pm

free event

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 May 3rd 2019

Flickerfest 2019 Short Film Festival screening Cygnet, Tasmania

Each year Cygnet plays host to the short film festival Flickerfest supported by CCAC. Check in for more info…..

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 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

Each year CCAC supports a variety of Educational programs and touring cultural events made available to local members of the Cygnet Community including school groups and independent young people.

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.

Kite Making workshops for All

Come along on Cygnet Market Day to our regular Kite Building workshops hosted by Cygnet Community Arts Council at Balfour House and presented by David Bottino, Kite maker and creator of the “Sled Kite” design which you will produce in under 2 hours using biodegradable materials.

The workshop series will run every Market Sunday from 10am – 12pm Commencing May 19th till July 21st

$5 material fee per kite
Numbers are limited to 6 per session, Children under 12 require Adult supervision.