PICAA in 2021 – Malo ‘aupito!

Another big year for us, another year of creative arts in lockdown, and another opportunity to reflect and celebrate our PICAA family. As we wind down our working year for 2021, we want to acknowledge our PICAA family – our creatives, our leaders, and our young people – for coming forward to take part in…

Know the signs of gambling harm, and reach out for help!

It is Gambling Safety Awareness Week (18-24 Oct). and this week, we have launched the first of our reducing gambling harm resources for our Pasefika communities. In 2020 we were invited into a partnership with VASA Consultancy and the Brimbank City Council to bring awareness to gambling harm. Brimbank City – home to many Pasefika…

Some creative encouragement for 2021

Bula everyone! Firstly – a massive HI-5 to you all for getting through 2020 and coming out with your sanity intact! For us, 2020 took PICAA to another level of community work. We found ourselves having to drum up ways to engage our Pasefika community, keep people in high spirits (as high as they could…

Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga – Samoan Language Week 2020

Talofa lava! It has been a while since we’ve posted, with the pandemic looming and seeing an abrupt transformation around the world and in our daily lives, we hope you are coping and are doing well wherever you are. For many people the current climate has seen them alter, defer and postpone certain events in…