What we do

Art worker Marisa Maher and Coordinator Ellé Misios at Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre. Image: Rhett, Hammerton, Desart.

The Desart program of activities is based on the principles of capacity building, better business practices, leadership and good governance across the three tiers of art centre operations – directors, art centre staff and artists.

These principles are put into practice through professional development opportunities, accredited and non-accredited training, and tailored workshops with professional facilitators, building networks, support and mentoring.

Our team designs the Desart annual program to anticipate and meet the needs of our members. We source input from our members face-to-face, via surveys and call-outs, we also draw on our collective industry expertise and extensive national and international professional networks to identify and deliver relevant new opportunities and find better ways to do things.