NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy 2015 – 2018: Connection, Culture, Pathways

Vicki Van Hout, Long Grass, Intimate Spectacle, Performance Space 2015. Photo: Heidrun Lohr.

Vicki Van Hout, Long Grass, Intimate Spectacle, Performance Space 2015. Photo: Heidrun Lohr.

Aboriginal arts and cultural expression is a vital part of contemporary Aboriginal society, and is an important element to the social fabric of Aboriginal people and communities throughout Australia.

NSW has the largest Aboriginal population in Australia with a unique contemporary Aboriginal arts and cultural sector. The sector plays an important role in maintaining, enhancing and transmitting culture as Aboriginal artists seek to develop their own practice and find inspiration through their culture and environment.

Strategic funding opportunities in 2017 for Aboriginal artists and organisations

Stage Two: Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy 2015 – 2018

Connection, Culture, Pathways 2015 – 2018 is a key action under the Government’s arts and cultural policy for NSW – the NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework – Create in NSW.

Continuing the vision of the Stage One Strategy it will build on the achievements of the last five years and focus in particular on Direction four. Develop career pathways and opportunities.

Stage Two of the Strategy will aim to build employment capability in a strong, contemporary multi-disciplinary Aboriginal arts and cultural sector in NSW.

Arts NSW will therefore continue to invest in those programs developed under the original strategy which have demonstrated effectiveness in increasing profesisonal employment opportunities for Aboriginal arts practitioners and for which there is sustained demand.

Download Stage Two NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy 2015 – 2018

Stage One: NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy 2010 – 2014

The NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Stategy 2010 – 2014 was developed through consultation with the Aboriginal arts and cultural sectors and with the assistance of the Aboriginal Strategy Steering Group, chaired by Djon Mundine OAM.

Download Stage One: NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy 2010 – 2014

Download Stage One: NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy Evaluation Report 2011 – 2014

Review the full list of 2015 funded Aboriginal arts projects

Stage One Evaluation

An evaluation framework for the five years of the Strategy is being developed. It draws on data from the project acquittals submitted to Arts NSW and will be finalised when all projects funded under the strategy are acquitted.

Review the interim achievements showcase for the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy.

More Information

For more information on funding opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists please contact Jake Gordon, Administrative Officer, Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Development on 9995 0537.

Other Useful Links

Map of Aboriginal Language Groups

Aboriginal identification in NSW: the way forward. An Aboriginal Perspective

Aboriginal population of NSW in 2015: policy options and challenges

Aboriginal Arts Cultural Strategy Consultation Report

Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy – Key Issues paper

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Snapshot

British Council’s ACCELERATE

 

 

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