“Together we can make a safer, vibrant Darwin where all of of community is celebrated, connected and welcome.”

Faces In Spaces is an initiative of City of Darwin’s Safer City Program and is a key strategy of the Safer Vibrant Darwin Plan 2016 – 2019. Read more about City of Darwin’s Safer City Program This Plan guides and informs the directions of Council’s Safer City Program and its work with partners over the next four years. Download a copy of the Safer Vibrant Darwin Plan.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, with support from City of Darwin, the Faces In Spaces project aims to encourage inclusion, community connectedness and increase participation in community life for people of all ages, cultures and means. It will work with low income, underrepresented and vulnerable population groups to create genuine community participation opportunities and help the project come to life.

Faces In Spaces will work with community to provide an imaginative calendar of experiences in locations including the Central Business District, Stuart Park, Nightcliff, Fannie Bay, Parap and the Gardens. Activities aim to increase the vibrancy and connectivity of Darwin while bringing public spaces to life from 2016 to 2017.

The project aims to activate public spaces using arts and cultural activities and place making strategies – a popular approach because it provides a more positive means of invigorating and enhancing community spaces.

You can expect to experience a variety of activities including funky street murals, dance workshops, pop-ups, music gigs, exhibitions, temporary art installations, outdoor community skill building workshops, multi media projects and lots more.