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The Cultural Connections Initiative is a National Museum of Australia community outreach program that supports professional development and employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and grassroots cultural work.

Grounded in multiple partnerships with community organisations and national and international cultural institutions, it comprises two complementary programs: the Encounters Fellowships Program and the Cultural Connections Program.

Funding for this initiative comes from the Australian Government’s 250th anniversary of Cook's voyage to Australia program.

Explore more about the Cultural Connections Initiative

Cultural Connections Program Learn more about this program that is supporting community-led projects to strengthen local cultural practices and knowledge transmission.
Encounters Fellowships Gain professional development in a hands-on program working alongside museum, gallery and cultural sector specialists.
Endeavour Voyage exhibition Come face to face with the untold stories of James Cook and First Australians in this complementary new exhibition at the National Museum from 8 April 2020.

Banner photo: Steve Back Photography

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