In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, and in consideration for the health of our Elders, children and the entire community, changes have been made to Yirra Yaakin’s 2020 events, projects and productions scheduled between April and August, as outlined below:
Main Stage Program
- Deer Woman – Cancelled for 2020 | All ticket holders for Deer Woman are entitled to a full refund. Ticket holders may consider transferring the value of purchased tickets to a tax-deductible donation which will go towards supporting our artists. We are continuing to work with Article 11 on bringing this amazing work to Perth in 2021.
- FIFO – Fit in or F***k Off! | There is no disruption to the schedule for this production as of yet. Update: This production will proceed with adherence to Western Australia’s 2 square metre rule. View production webpage here.
- Bilya Kaatijin has been postponed to 10th August and will run through to 17th December.
- Ngalaka Daa Ensemble has been postponed until July 2020 and will be partly delivered online.
- Moorditj Wirla Workshops have been postponed and are rescheduled to commence on 7th September.
Other Programs and Events
- Yirra Yaakin Family Picnic – Postponed until further notice. Update: This event has been been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 19 October. More information here.
- Yirra Yaakin Metro Writers Group – Online dramaturgy mentoring. Workshop meetings postponed until later in the year. Update: This program has now been been reformatted into a two-day intensive. More information here.
- Yirra Yaakin Regional Writers Group – Postponed | Geraldton Playwriting Workshops have been postponed and rescheduled to commence during Term 3 of the school year. Update: This program has now been been reformatted into a one-week intensive. More information here.
- NAIDOC Week & Community Engagement Events – Postponed | All activities and events have been postponed pending advise from the NAIDOC committee. Update: NAIDOC Week has been rescheduled to the 8-15 November 2020. Our activities will occur within these dates.
Business will be continuing for Yirra Yaakin and although staff will be working remotely, we warmly welcome emails and calls. Update: As of Monday 18 May 2020, Yirra Yaakin staff members may elect to work either from home or in the office. There will be at least one person in the office at all times during standard business hours.
In association with Blakdance, Moogahlin and Ilbijerri, Yirra Yaakin will continue to contribute to the national First Nations Arts Sector during these uncertain times by developing and sharing information about opportunities that may arise for artists. The Board and Staff at Yirra Yaakin hope you all keep yourselves safe and healthy during this unprecedented state of flux, and we look forward to performing with and for you again soon.
We wish to thank our patrons and our community for their support and understanding.
Please contact us if you have any enquires.
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