WHY PARTICIPATE

  • Build cultural capital and a sense of community identity
  • Create a safe and culturally appropriate environment for current and future Indigenous employees
  • Engage staff through the lens of the visual arts
  • Invest in People & Culture and acknowledgement of Indigenous identity through arts
  • Organisational capacity ensues social benefits
  • Encourage Indigenous conversations and topics within the workplace
  • Be a diverse and inclusive workplace—working towards reconciliation
  • Lateral approach to Indigenous topics and barriers
  • Create powerful and innovative resources based on Indigenous arts
  • Dispel myths, stereotypes and assumptions
  • Use the arts to communicate acceptance of diversity, inclusion and reconciliation
  • Shift the current paradigm through visual arts initiatives
  • Challenge preconceptual and assumptive ideas of Indigenous Australia
  • Apply 21st century technologies via multi-modality and digital platforms
  • Have robust conversations via educational and communication tools
  • Review, record and report outcomes of employees engaging in arts and education through case studies
  • Employ and engage directly and indirectly Indigenous artists, businesses and entrepreneurs
  • Social benefits – empowering Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs
  • Set the standard of acceptance for diversity and inclusion
  • Strengthen internal and external reach through a multi-faceted approach
  • Align company directives through multiple departments including communications, properties, facilities, marketing, diversity & inclusion and people & culture
  • Be a part of an internalised organisation shift based on place, respect, acknowledgement and cultural relevance
  • Make reconciliation an on going journey, not the end point
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples feel less cultural security than other Australians.

Source: State of Reconciliation Report