The Arts Gen story

The Arts Generator started its life as Barkly Arts Centre in 2009 and merged with members of MASSIVE Hip Hop Choir, Australia’s first Hip Hop dedicated choir. Since then Arts Generator has risen to become a leader in participatory arts. 

These days, Arts Generator is a core part of the preventative, person-centric service delivery at cohealth. cohealth is a multi-program health and social service provider, providing services across the health care spectrum. cohealth prioritises people with a disability; refugees and asylum seekers; people affected by homelessness; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are located downstairs, in the Warehouse building at Footscray Community and have a firm commitment to our local community in Melbourne’s West.



Awards & Achievements

  • 2014, Excellence in Art in Community Health, Arts and Health Australia
  • 2015 Sisters and Brothers, Improving Mental Wellbeing in Schools Award, VicHealth