This year we are exploring how we ​reflect on the past and plan for the future​ while remaining focused on today... the here+now.  Please click on the arrow for a snapshot of 2024.

​Seven wonderful creatives, some ​of whom we've met before, will be ​joining us throughout the year​ to explore​ Here+Now, our theme for 2024. ​We look forward to inviting you to creative workshops, exhibitions, events, and ​other activities. Here's a sneak peek of who​ will be coming ​our way...

​February​ and March, weaver Glenda Blyth Basketcase Lady. April and May, felt artist Martien van Zuilen. June, artist jeweller Sultana Shamshi. August to early October, printmaker Francesco Geronazzo. September to November, maker and textile artist Deidre Robb and, October to November, writer and author Sarah-Jayne Eeles.

February, series of creative workshops in schools with a sample of the National Gallery​ of Australia's collection. June, special vocal workshops and performances with West Australian Opera and our first 'Wonder' Youth Arts Day. October, we are a regional creative hub for the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial putting on Unity, a five-day arts festival. Our partnership with DADAA ​continues with workshops happening throughout the year.  ​

Running alongside ​the above, we are happy to be working with schools from across the North Midlands, Moora and Mullewa delivering the SEW-Arts program designed by the Telethon Kids Institute; and we are looking forward to working with Gardiner Street Arts Collective in Moora and the CRC in Mullewa. 

Meanwhile, ​the Ebb+Flow exhibition of works created in and reflecting the community's voice in the North Midlands​ will continue its tour across the state - visiting Northcliffe, Kalamunda, Waroona, Northampton, Margaret River, Denmark, and more.

To keep up-to-date with this year's program keep an eye out on Facebook, Instagram, in local papers and​ here on the website If you have any questions about the program or suggestions on what you would like included, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

​We would like to thank our partner Healthway with whom we proudly promote the Act Belong Commit message; the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; Lotterywest; Regional Arts WA; Mid West Development Commission; Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development; and philanthropic donors for working with us to foster happy healthy communities and vibrant creative towns through the arts.

Artwork: 'Horizons of North Midlands' [Detail] by Sue Helmot, created with the community in 2022 as part of Ebb+Flow 

SAVE THE DATE! The Act Belong Commit Unity Arts Festival will take place Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of October with twilight makers markets, live music, free arts and craft workshops, films, exhibitions, multicultural food and dancing plus a long table lunch. Activities will be held in and around Carnamah. Keep your eyes out for details.

TIme + Place 

Act Belong Commit Time+ Place | 3rd July to 3rd September 2024

In late 2022 and throughout 2023 the North Midlands community joined six visiting artists to explore what it means to be in this time and this place. As a result, a series of striking co-created works have been brought to life with the community and artists Gabby Butler, Stuart McMillan, Martine Perret, Helen Ansell, Martien van Zuilen, and Geraldine Box.

Showing at The Exchange+Gallery Mingenew, 50 Midlands Road

Opening times: Tuesday - Thursday 10am-2pm, Friday 10am-12pm, if you would like to see the exhibition outside of these hours, during weekdays, please see the Mingenew CRC or Post Office staff next door.

Weekly- Wednesdays
@ The Exchange Carnamah

Weekly - Thursdays/Fridays
@ The Exchange Carnamah

Fortnightly - Thursdays
@ The Exchange Carnamah

Workshops, Exhibitions + Events!

Click here to jump over to our Facebook Events page with all up-and-coming creative workshops, events special exhibitions, community projects plus everything in between.
North Midlands Project Events Page.

Creative Group SUPPORT

Are you thinking about starting up a new creative community group in the North Midlands, or need some assistance with one already running? Get in touch! We can help with planning, marketing, insurance and providing a space for the group to run activities. #StrongerTogether

Creative Hub

Strengthening our Creative Community Together 

This resource is for artists, arts workers and arts enthusiasts to learn, participate, and connect with what they love. Click here to discover more. All ideas, feedback or content suggestions are warmly welcomed through the make it better contributor's portal



Share + discover arts activities happening in the Mid West

All are welcome to check out and post about creative activities, workshops, gigs, launches, exhibitions, projects and events happening in the Mid West.

If it’s creative and happening in the Mid West, click here and post away! 


If you're at home, we encourage you to keep active, creative and connected with our expansive Act Belong Commit Creative @ Home program. Can you recommend an addition to the program? Would you like to do a live-streamed gig or workshop? Click here to get in touch!

Creative activities, online courses, virtual exhibitions and much more. Open 24/7 online!

REgional Arts WA Network

North Midlands Project is the Mid West Hub !

Looking to change the way the regional arts sector talk to each other, Regional Arts WA has partnered with strategically aligned local organisations to grow a Network of Hubs across the state.

The Hubs themselves engage and respond directly to their local communities by providing on-ground support for their needs. Their role is to increase local decision making, strengthening relationships with local governments and stakeholders, whilst seeking development opportunities for artists and arts workers within their communities.

By having Hubs then connect back to a state-wide Regional Arts Network, assists in building a sustainable and thriving ecosystem of connected creative regional communities who work together in collaboration.

The network is a Regional Arts WA initiative, proudly supported by Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

You can find out more on the Regional Arts Network here.

We're proud to work with Healthway to promote the Act Belong Commit message through our Creative Community Program. Our many thanks to the Government of Western Australia, Healthway and Act Belong Commit for helping keep our community happy, healthy, creative and connected.