Community is our driving force.

Everything we do as a company is underpinned by the belief that creating artistic works that challenge assumptions through inclusive collaboration ultimately builds stronger communities.


Workshop Program

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Our workshops engage people with and without disability to participate in music, movement and performance making. The workshops are designed to build self-confidence, promote well-being and increase skills in performing and self-expression. Below is a list of our current workshop dates and times.

2019 Timetable:
Term 1 - $135

Tuesday February 5th - Wednesday April 3rd (9 weeks)

Term 2 - $150

Tuesday April 23rd - Wednesday June 26th (10 weeks)

Term 3 - $135

Tuesday July 16th - Wednesday September 18th (9 weeks)

N.B No workshops July 23/24 due to ‘An Unconventional Tour’

Term 4 - $150

Tuesday October 8th-Wednesday December 11th (10 weeks)

Tuesday: 4-5.00pm (suitable for 7-12yrs)
Wednesday: 4-5.00pm (suitable for 13-17yrs)

Expressions of interest are currently being taken for an 18+ group. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Location: Workshops are held at the fully accessible Split Spaces, Building 4, Level 2, 92 Sydney St (in the old TAFE building)

Nearest bus stop is Sydney St near Alfred St (Hail n Ride), Mackay QLD 4740

Cost: $15 per workshop to paid upfront.

Crossroad Arts is an inclusive organisation. If finance is a barrier, please contact our office to discuss payment options.

NDIS Categories under which Crossroad Arts can provide services:

  • Core Supports (04- Assistance with social community participation) Group Based community, social and recreational activities

  • Capacity Build (09-increased social and community participation) skills development in a group.

At present, Crossroad Arts services may be claimed for self-managed and plan-managed NDIS funds.

Learn how to articulate the arts in an NDIA plan by visiting the NDIS resources page here

Enrol in a class by clicking below

Phone: (07) 4953 5122

Quilt by: @karp_et

Quilt by: @karp_et


Intergenerational quilting

Visible Threads will engage the young and the young at heart in this unique quilting project!

Young people from Mackay District Special School, residents from Homefield Aged Care Centre along with students and community members from the rural town of Winton will collaborate with photographers and quilters in this exciting series of workshops!

Unique digital portraits will be created that will form the basis of stunning and colourful quilted projections that will adorn shopfronts & walls as part Mackay Festival of the Arts & the Outback Festival in Winton.

Workshops: March-May, 2019

Presentation: Mackay Festival of the Arts, An Unconventional Tour July 24- 27, 2019

Outback Festival: September 24- 28, 2019

Photo credit: Alison Richardson

Photo credit: Alison Richardson


Arts meets business

Five performers who also identify as having disability will each have a week long residency in a local Mackay business to interview workers, clients and customers about the themes of uncomfortability & unconscious bias.

Each performer will record a ‘work diary’ at the end of each day that will form the basis of intimate audiovisual sound installations and live performance as part of An Unconventional Tour.

Residencies: April, 2019

Presentation:  An Unconventional Tour, July 24-27, 2019

Photo credit: Daily Mercury

Photo credit: Daily Mercury

Focus IN

Extreme glare

Audiences will be invited down laneways to listen into interviews and view large scale portrait paste ups created by those that are considered to be marginalised. This unconventional street gallery will debunk myths and challenge media portrayals of those that are often misrepresented in our society and will form part of the route for An Unconventional Tour.

Workshops:  April-May, 2019

Presentation: An Unconventional Tour, July 24-27, 2019


Tune IN

Lyrically intense.

Join acclaimed Brisbane spoken word artists Angela Peita, Anisa Nandaula and phenomenal Cairns based hip hop artist Morganics for a 3 day workshop series to create your own original poetry and songs based on difference, bias and uncomfortability.

Your original work will be converted to large scale braille decals on shop front windows, sprayed onto walls, or you will have the opportunity to perform as part of An Unconventional Tour route.

Workshops are open to everyone and in particular we encourage people who use augmentative & alternative communication, who are low vision, blind or deafblind, young people who have disability living in group and/or foster homes and those who are the primary carers for their parents.

Workshop dates: Friday May 24 - Sunday May 26, 2019

Cost: FREE

Register: 07 4953 5122 or

Please let us know your access requirements.

Photo credit: Sammy Harrison

Photo credit: Sammy Harrison


Kooky, social and inclusive.

Crossroad Arts in association with Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre presents Loose Ends.

Come out and celebrate diversity in our kooky, social and inclusive performance evening!

Book a table for a night to remember as we showcase live performance, video, dance and quirky antics from a broad cross-section of the community.

 Date: Friday December 6, 2019

Venue: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, North Foyer

Bookings: 07 4961 9777

This Crossroad Arts’ major annual fundraiser and is an all accessible event.