cohealth Arts Generator

  1. About This Service

    Cohealth arts generator (formerly Barkly Arts Centre) works in partnership with individuals and communities who experience limited access to arts and cultural opportunities. Through participatory arts practice Cohealth arts generator aims to increase wellbeing and agency by unlocking creative potential and building connections to the broader community.

    Cohealth arts generator (CAG) embraces diversity enhances cultural identity and community connection through artistic expression; underpinned by equity and social justice. Cohealth Arts Generator is a division of Cohealth Limited and is located in the warehouse building at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

    CAG runs a dynamic program of cross arts projects that engage a wide range of community members in collaborative and individual arts practice. CAG supports the development of emerging artists from culturally diverse communities and facilitates opportunities for established artists to collaborate with western region communities.

    CAG provides access to arts opportunities to young people from culturally diverse communities, people experiencing mental illness and homelessness, refugees, residents of low cost housing including Barkly Hotel, community housing, Supported Residential services, public housing and Indigenous Australians in Melbourne’s western suburbs. CAG produces quality public outcomes through a process of meaningful collaboration coupled with high production values. These outcomes include exhibitions, performances and installations.

    The program is run by two part time staff and employs wide range of artist contractors. CAG produces at least two in-house exhibitions and a range of partnered performance events each calendar year.

      • Program Name

        cohealth Arts Generator

      • Service Address

        Basement, Warehouse Building Footscray Community Arts Centre 45 Moreland Street, Footscray, 3011
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      • Phone

        9362 8877

      • Urgency Levels

        Just Curious

      • Service Type


  2. cohealth Arts Generator