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Opportunities Fund supports Dean’s artistic endeavors

31 Mar 2021

Dean has been a Housing Choices WA tenant for more than five years and has participated in many of our tenant programs. A favourite Housing Choices WA initiative of Dean’s is the Tenant Art Display, to which he has contributed numerous creative pieces.

Dean’s art has been on display at Housing Choices WA’s office in Rivervale over the past year. Dean’s cheerful and colourful creative style has proved popular with staff, tenants and office visitors alike, prompting the sale of several of his pieces that were on display. Dean also featured as the Artist of the Edition in our Autumn 2020 Tenant Newsletter.

Dean was recently granted funds from Housing Choices WA through our Opportunities Fund. The Housing Choices WA Opportunities Fund provides funding for tenants that can be put towards activities, materials, fees and memberships that support mental health, wellbeing, education, training and social inclusion.

Dean received $500 worth of art supplies vouchers from Housing Choices WA and started painting right away.

“Thank you so much for supporting me,” Dean said.

“I started painting with my new supplies after I got home and it is like driving a Ferrari of paints.”

Dean said he has ambitions to have his own art exhibition to give back to the community.

“I want to have my own exhibition to raise money for mental health in the community and to continue to give joy to others that art has given to me,” Dean said.

For more information about the Housing Choices WA Opportunities Fund, please contact our Tenant Engagement and Capacity Building Officer Alex Kepes on 0437 887 675.