The Cultural Connections Program is partnering with local land councils, shires, and arts and cultural organisations to support community-led projects that strengthen local cultural practices and knowledge transmission.
There is a particular emphasis on professional development and employment, which is designed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and empower them to develop and deliver important cultural work in their communities.
Aims and outcomes
Community: To build a platform that enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practitioners and communities to develop and/or share their cultural knowledge, histories and stories in a way that is meaningful to them.
Institution: To connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and create pathways that strengthen relationships, foster two-way learning and embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge and authority into the National Museum’s core business.
Nation: To contribute towards building a fuller understanding of Australia’s colonial past, present legacies and reimagining the future.
Delivery of the Cultural Connections Program is guided by the principles of two-way learning and a trauma-informed approach.
Banner photo: Steve Back Photography