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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IACA programs and events receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Arts Queensland Backing Indigenous Arts initiative, from the Federal Government’s Ministry for the Arts through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program, the Australia Council for the Arts and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative. IACA supports the Indigenous Art Code.

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