The Objectives of the Association are to:

  • maintain and conduct an association of non-political character to encourage the development of Drama in Education and foster communication between institutions concerned with drama and arts education;
  • foster professional learning opportunities for Members by any practical means including meetings, conferences, lectures, publications and workshops and to raise funds for the cost thereof whether by the sale of tickets or otherwise and from
    whatever sources and to provide facilities to assist or encourage the cultural development of Members;
  • offer networking opportunities for Members and their friends and guests and to organise premises for this to occur;
  • develop relationships, partnerships, alliances and collaboration with other cultural organisations to enhance the benefits of members;
  • liaise and negotiate with educational and other institutions or associations to fund visits by overseas and interstate lecturers, delegates or visitors involved in Drama and the arts in Education;
  • seek to influence the shaping of policy and promote the status of Drama and the Arts in Education; and
  • The property and income of the Association shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association and no part of that property or income may be paid or otherwise distributed, directly or indirectly, to members, except in good faith in the promotion of those objects.


Membership of DramaWest provides you with:

  • networking and collegial support
  • a voice in Education and Arts forums
  • the opportunity to participate in policy-making
  • up-to-date information and insights into best practice
  • free and discounted access to publications and professional development
  • access to the wider world of Drama education through Drama Australia and IDEA

Membership is available to:

  • Drama educators in primary, secondary and tertiary, government and private institutions
  • Students of Drama, Education and other relevant disciplines