Our Vision, Mission & Values

VISION

Supporting culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises

MISSION

Effecting sustainable growth through advocacy and long-term quality support for the development, marketing and promotion of Indigenous cultures, artists and art centres in Far North Queensland.

We do this by:

Listening, involving and working with members according to protocols.

Building capacity through:

  • Seeking funding and resources for projects and activities that support best practice and promotes the members.
  • Celebrating and promoting success and strengths.
  • Using research as a tool.
  • Encouraging career development and leadership opportunities.
  • Offering targeted training.
  • Fostering networks and partnerships.

VALUES:

Culture underpins all our work because we:

  • Nurture a culture of excellence
  • Secure and maintain the mandate of members
  • Value what people do
  • Celebrate the success of others
  • Balance cultural obligations and economic goals
  • Encourage innovative and bold decision-making
  • Ensure we are ethical, accountable and transparent in all our work.

Main image credit: Ku (Camp dogs) courtesy of Wik & Kugu Art Centre Photo: Michael Marzic

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IACA programs and events receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland’s Backing Indigenous Arts initiative, from the Federal Government’s Ministry for the Arts through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and the Indigenous Languages and Arts program and the Australia Council for the Arts. IACA supports the Indigenous Art Code.

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