Together we can create innovative, prosperous and resilient businesses
and communities in remote Australia. We value cultural diversity, innovation, integrity and empathy and we respect the cultural authority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Our dealings with all people are characterised by integrity, accountability, empathy, listening and learning.
We will exhibit courage, innovation and entrepreneurship in our work
Through our work we build relationships that improve the lives of people in remote Australia.
Our mission is to be the leading knowledge experts on remote Australia, through applied research, expertise, innovation, education and outreach.
We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that is governed by a skills-based Board of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members.
You will find our highly experienced specialist staff in capital cities, regional centres and remote outback communities across Australia.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Economies project concluded in June 2016. The research explored and addressed major industry challenges, including:
Value chain complexity and changing market conditions
Industry issues such as provenance, quality and supply
Governance and regulation
Artistic production in remote Australia
Business sustainability for art enterprises
This project undertook the most comprehensive study ever done on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art sector.
The Department of Culture and the Arts undertakes a vast range of initiatives and partnerships to develop arts and culture in WA.
DCA recognises and values the talents of Aboriginal artists and acknowledges the depth and diversity of Aboriginal cultures. By working together, we make an important contribution to maintaining and further developing Aboriginal contemporary culture.