Esperance Community Arts Member Groups
The Esperance Community Arts Committee consists of representatives of the following 19 groups and organisations. The ECA Executive Officer collaborates with these groups and other individuals and organisations to implement a range of inclusive and accessible arts programs open to the whole community.
The Cannery Arts Centre
Located on the beautiful Esperance foreshore The Cannery Arts Centre built originally to be used as a Fish Cannery in 1949 after spending time as a car yard, dance hall and youth centre it was renovated in 1984 to it's present state. The Cannery is a vibrant community arts centre delivering facilities, exhibitions, workshops and art to the Esperance region & it's visitors.
Phone: (08) 9071 3599
Esperance Theatre Guild
Theatre lovers have many opportunities to participate in all aspects of amateur theatre at the historical Bijou Theatre.
The Theatre itself, built in 1896 was heritage listed in 2012. The Bijou Theatre is available for hire for functions, shows, weddings and also for historical tours.
Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO)
Bay of Isles Community Outreach Inc (BOICO) is a Non Government, Not for Profit organization providing Non Clinical Mental Health Outreach Services in the South East Goldfields Region since 1997. BOICO is a unique, recovery focused community agency, providing community mental health support services, and advocating for people in rural and remote Western Australia who are affected by mental illness, their carers and families.
Phone: 9072 1009 Website: www.boico.org.au
Esperance Music Festival
Entry day is held in June and the festival runs over three days at the end of August. Entry and festival dates are publicised via the local paper starting around February to give plenty of notice for anybody wishing to enter.
Nulsen Community Progress Association
Encouraging community members to run events and successfully liaise and build partnerships with organisations involved in the area, in order to directly benefit the Nulsen and Sinclair residents.
Vision: A strong, safe, harmonious community where people respect each other and enjoy opportunities to participate in community life
Mission: It is the NCPA’s role to consult, inform, advocate and lead the Nulsen- Sinclair community in improving their place of residency.
Esperance Photographers Club
The Festival of the Wind
The Festival of the Wind is a biennial three day community celebration held in Esperance since it's conception in 1998. The event was started by members from the arts community. From these early beginnings the Festival has grown to become an iconic community celebration. The festival is managed by a volunteer committee whose commitment delivers a dynamic community event - the only one of it's kind in the Esperance-Goldfields region. The 2015 Festival of the Wind will be held over the weekend of the 2nd, 3rd & 4th October.
PO box 393, Esperance WA 6450 / Naomi Roy 0407751212
Meetings 1st Saturday of the month, 10am, Innerspace Gallery, The Cannery Arts Centre, Norseman Rd. Everyone welcome. Drums and percussion instruments supplied, but you are very welcome to bring your own drum. For more information call Meredith Waters on 0488090934. Find the Esperance Drumming Group on FACEBOOK.
Friends of the Esperance Civic Centre
The Esperance Civic Centre is Esperance’s premier performing arts and entertainment venue, boasting a Reception Room and a 514 seat auditorium theatre. The complex also offers private function hire options and is the perfect venue for weddings; meeting and conferences; and awards ceremonies through to cabarets and balls.
Escare Incorporated is a non-profit community organisation that develops and delivers practical assistance through services that are relevant to the people of Esperance, Western Australia.
Escare has been supporting the Esperance Community for over 30 years having been established in 1981 and incorporaed in 1983.
Escare Incorporated offers assistance to families and individuals who need Financial Counselling, information and referral, advocacy, NILS loans, skills development by holding or hosting workshops, Outside School Hours Care, Youth services, ongoing family support by way of Mytime group as well as the One and All inclusion project.
Esperance Nyungar Aboriginal Corporation
ENAC is a LAND MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, established to manage land given back to the Nyungar community. The corporation represents six local Nyungar Traditional Owner Families. ENAC is NOT government funded and relies soley on income generated from the farms. This income supports not only the corporation, but also the management and development of the farms and also contribute to the many projects ENAC run and support, for the benefit of the community.
Ph : 08 9071 5823
Just Dance Esperance
Meeting every Monday from 7pm-9pm 2014-2015Venue: RAOB Hall (Behind the Bijou Theatre & Beside McDonalds) Ceroc Dance Lessons with other some other dances. We are not trained dance teachers but this is a friendly group of dancers who enjoy helping others learn and have fun at the same time.
Contact: Viv 0427 014 691 or Miguel and Angela 0477 972 918.
Goldfields Individual and Family Support Association
GIFSA was established in 1991 by a self-help group to assist up to six families in need of respite. We have since grown to become a specialised provider of a range of services for people with disabilities in the Goldfields-Esperance region. We are funded by the State Government’s Disability Services Commission (DSC). We also receive funding from the Federal Government. We aim to ensure that all people with disabilities and carers within the Goldfields-Esperance region have access to quality services to meet their individual needs, to achieve and maintain their desired quality of life.
Ph: 08 9091 4356
Mobile: 0419 915 971
Esperance bay Music Club
To promote and foster new talent in the local music scene.
To promote and advance the local music scene
In 2012, DADAA commened delivery of a long-term regional arts and health program in the community of Esperance as part of a large-scale artistic and cultural initiative aimed at addressing mental health issues in the region. DADAA works collaboratively with the Bay of Isles Community Outreach (BOICO) and Esperance Community Arts to deliver focused and effective programs. Now in its third year, the Emergence Project continues to offer a range of participatory arts workshops for the local community.
P: (08) 9430 6616
F: (08) 9336 4008
Esperance Home Care
Provides a range of support options to frail older people, younger people with a disability; and the Carers of these two group. This support is designed to prevent premature admission to residential care.
Ph: 9083 1800
Esperance Brass Band