September, 2014

Arts Worker Extension Program

2014 Arts Worker Extension Program, Canberra

The ANKAAA Arts Worker Extension Program (AWEP) is an intensive nine month professional development program for nine high achieving, Indigenous arts workers from the ANKAAA membership. The group includes arts workers from each of ANKAAA’s four regions: Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands. Since 2010, 34 arts workers from ANKAAA Art Centres […]

Arts Worker Extension Graduate Program

2012-13 AWEP Graduates World Indigenous Conference, Darwin 2013

In 2014, ANKAAA launched the new Arts Worker Extension Program (AWEP) Graduate Program, which provides AWEP Graduates with ongoing, tailored skills development and project support that targets their individual workplace needs and goals. The Graduate Program also provides ongoing opportunities for networking and industry participation, and builds on the capacity of Graduates to mentor others.

Harvesting Traditional Knowledge

Harvesting Traditional Knowledge

Harvesting Traditional Knowledge is a two-way learning process that tells us about Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to the conservation of cultural materials. Many national museums and galleries have extensive collections of Australian Aboriginal cultural objects. Often, these historical objects are fragile and require conservation treatment to make sure they are kept in good condition. At […]

NT Arts Infrastructure Project

Art Centre Infrastructure Project

In 2009, ANKAAA Art Centres received approximately $5.8 million in funding from the Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA). The funding was administered through the national ABA office to support critically needed infrastructure development in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. This funding responded to the 2007 Senate Inquiry recommendation that outlined the strong role of Art Centres on […]

Geek in Residence

Australia Council for the Arts

The Geek in Residence program is an Australia Council for the Arts initiative that supports organisations funded by the Arts Organisations Division to develop their digital skills in various areas throughout their organisation.

Djambawa Marawili: Art is my weapon


One of the people that the Prime Minister will be consulting is Djambawa Marawili AM, the senior ceremonial leader of the Blue Mud Bay region of North East Arnhem Land and a member of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council.

Traditional Knowledge Recording | Jilamara Arts & Craft, Tiwi Islands

C:\Users\CMA\Desktop\ANKAAA\Website\Images\Traditional Knowledge Recording Jilamara Tiwi

ANKAAA Resource and Development Officer, Guy Hancock assisted Jilamara Arts and Craft staff, artists and Elders with the video recording of  traditional songs in Tiwi language. Eleven songs were recorded, sung by Rachel Puruntatameri, Doriana Bush, Mary Elizabeth Moreen and Pedro Wonaeamirri. Later in the day, children from the primary school practiced the dances for each song […]

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