Creativity is for Everyone!

Learning by doing is the most satisfying, whether it be Drama, Dance-drama, ‘Improv’ (you will love it!), Creative writing, Ukulele playing & singing, or participating in our Arts for Wellbeing program. We provide pathways of engagement and life-changing opportunities.

Creative engagement builds skills while nurturing wellbeing and community connections. We can promise you highly-skilled teaching. We can promise you great company. We can promise you a lift in your self-confidence and soul-enrichment. In other words, those blessings that equip us for life and make it worth living!

No prior experience is necessary for you &/or your children to attend our workshops or classes.


Ink Pot Arts Inc is an award-winning Not-for-Profit organisation based in Mount Barker, South Australia. We offer supportive, fun, high-quality opportunities to explore the Performing Arts through workshops and events. Our workshops for all ages and abilities are led by creative professionals & provide not only the chance to develop new skills, but great companionship across different generations, cultures & life experiences. Regular programs include drama, theatre projects, ukulele, Arts for Wellbeing workshops, creative writing and singing. In 2017-2020 we were proud to host the Heart Lands Aboriginal Cultural Program. Specialty workshops are available on request. 


Ink Pot Arts Inc offers opportunities in the Performing Arts for people from diverse sections of the community led by creative professionals. In 2021 we are excited to also offer our FLOURISH creative program for bushfire affected families and Artist Residencies in our Creative Hub/Gallery. With a focus on excellence in community-accessible arts and a belief in the Arts to bring self-determination, transformation and community building, Ink Pot Arts runs classes and events that celebrate stories with meaning across cultures, generations and life experiences. We believe in Arts for Life. As a Community Arts not-for-profit organisation, we place social inclusivity at the forefront of our practice.

Our theatre and music performances have taken us across the Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula – including Mount Barker, Nairne, Hahndorf, Mylor, Stirling, Oakbank, Charleston, Lobethal, Strathalbyn, Murray Bridge, Goolwa and Willunga in diverse venues and locations.

Our Vision

Ink Pot Arts Inc is dedicated to providing relevant, high quality arts experiences for all ages. We aim to foster creativity, enhance well-being and develop a sense of community whilst enriching the cultural life of the Adelaide Hills.


Encompass excellence and innovation in Arts practice


Establish a base of artistic expertise and Arts collaborators


Create a vibrant and inspiring Arts Organisation which will be recognised as a regional resource


Identify needs within the community and provide meaningful projects which address those needs


Nurture cross-cultural understanding

Upcoming Events & PROGRAMS

Ink Pot on Broadway
A Musical Theatre night filled with food, drink, music and monologues fundraising for Ink Pot’s 2023 production of The Wizard Of Oz. Come and see new talent in the hills on Saturday 24th of September in the Mount Barker Town Hall, and have a toe-tapping time.

 Book Here


Eco-tourism & Wellbeing Program 
Walk through a honeysuckle-covered archway into the Janesce Pavilion and relax… and be nurtured by the natural beauty that surrounds you as you paint or draw, make clay pots, or explore Aboriginal or textile Art. All this is on offer under the skilled guidance of our fabulous team of artists!

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Galllery & Media

Have a look at our performance gallery. Smiles beget smiles. You will see joy & the excitement of discovery. You will see the pleasure of learning in the company of others. You will see children & adults growing in self-esteem as they build their creativity.

Our Philosophy


Ink Pot Arts Inc is about connecting. Connecting to one’s creativity and inspiration, to community and ultimately to ones own story.


We promote holistic and sustainable living practice which includes engagement in the Arts, engendering respect for others and the environment. As such we promote social inclusion.


Engagement in artistic expression stimulates transformation and growth of the individual, which in turn enriches family life and community.


We believe that participation in the Arts is a necessity for the well-being of the community. Engagement in the Arts enlivens, and by so doing Ink Pot promotes Arts for Life. We also see engagement in the Arts as a life-long journey.

Shop Online or Donate

Our Adelaide Hills community loves to give, but we need to know where our precious dollars are going and what is being achieved with them. Local donations are among the most successful for the giver as they provide a living link to the person’s own community. For that reason, we invite people who love what we do to give us a small regular donation. Every little bit helps to keep our community-based organisation offering our amazing programs!

Simply click on these links to begin the journey:

Or if you wish to organise your own regular direct debit, we are happy to provide tax receipts.

Numbers Speak

We love to reach out and make a difference in our community!

Years Active
Engaged community members in creative activities
Employed artists in projects and events
Hosted Events
Audience members reached

Our Amazing SPONSORS & Partners

None of this would be possible without the help of our amazing supporters!

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