Our Vision, Mission & Values


Supporting culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises


Providing sustainable growth through advocacy and sustained, high-quality support for the development, marketing and promotion of First Nations artists, their culture and art centres in Far North Queensland.

We do this by:

  • Listening to, involving and working with members according to protocols.
  • Seeking funding and resources for projects and activities that support best practice and promotes 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.


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 Marzik



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