WHO ARE WE?
The Centre for Stories collects, preserves and shares stories in order to amplify the voices of people across Western Australia who are working towards healthier, safer and more inclusive communities.
We work through deep partnerships and networks and our ethos is collaborative. We focus on culturally and linguistically diverse communities and organisations across Western Australia.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We serve as both an arts venue and a for-purpose organisation that strives for social justice. We use stories as an entry-point to call attention to education, health, environment and human rights issues.
We host events and important cultural conversations aimed at fostering inclusiveness, and we impart storytelling skills that support people who are on the frontline of community work.
We run a program of public events at the Centre for Stories and we focus on storytelling, story writing and story collecting.
Our public events include live-story telling, festivals, poetry and short story readings, photography exhibitions and a range of other creative experiences and shows. Every event we curate is aimed at providing opportunities for artists and thinkers from Western Australia, the Indian Ocean Rim and beyond, to showcase their work.
The Centre for Stories explores the art of storytelling through oral stories, recitals, readings, sharing of ideas and the use of traditional and emerging technologies.
The Centre for Stories hosts writing workshops and book clubs. It was also the host venue for the inaugural Australian Short Story Festival.
The Centre for Stories will directly engage with community groups to collect stories to compile into a series of online content showcases. We actively seek content that fills the gap in voices heard over mainstream content.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are located on, the Whadjuk people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.