The Family Creative Hub is a free creative program for newly arrived refugee and migrant families with preschool children living in and around Parramatta. We connect the families and their children with local service providers and community resources that support their learning and employment opportunities as well as their general well being.
Using creative play including arts and crafts, sound, photography and video we offer weekly workshops that increase the families’ cultural connections and digital literacy. The workshops, which integrate the model of structured playgroups, allow the mothers and their children to have quality interactive creative time together but also apart, so the mums can concentrate on developing their skills.
Projects of the Family Creative Hub include:
Fitness fun for Families: https://ice.org.au/2018/04/fitness-fun-for-families/
Westmead Sparkles celebration day: https://ice.org.au/2017/09/westmead-sparkles-we-all-celebrate/
Rhythm2Recovery drumming workshop: https://ice.org.au/2017/03/these-mums-and-bubs-have-rhythm/
The I.C.E. Family Creative Hub is part of the National Community Hubs Program. This program is funded by the Scanlon Foundation with funding from the Department of Social Services received through Community Hubs Australia and managed by Settlement Services International. The Family Creative Hub also receives support from The Packer Family Foundation, Crown Resorts Foundation, City of Parramatta, and Cumberland Council.