Arnhem, Northern & Kimberley Artists Aboriginal Corporation - ANKA

Indigenous Arts

Safe Culture, Strong Futures

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, this campaign gives critical support to remote Aboriginal artists and Art Centres across Northern Australia that have Keeping Places for community-based cultural collections.

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Over the last 12 days of the 2020 Financial Year, the Safe Culture, Strong Futures campaign will raise $20K (with a further $20K matched by ANKA) to purchase culturally significant artworks by artists from remote Aboriginal communities across ANKA’s four regions: Arnhem Land (NT), the Kimberley (WA), Darwin/Katherine (NT), and the Tiwi Islands (NT).

All donations are fully tax-deductible and will directly support the artists and the Art Centres at a time of extreme economic hardship. Purchased works will remain in the communities and be kept in their safe keeping places, to give pride and knowledge to future generations.

As the peak body for almost fifty remote Aboriginal Art Centres across Northern Australia since 1987 ANKA recognises how integral community-based art collections are. They retain cultural legacy, enable intergenerational learning and ensure continued cultural practices of the oldest living culture on earth.

In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a terrifying new reality of closed borders, mandatory shutdowns and the comprehensive isolation of Aboriginal people living in remote communities. Literally overnight art markets around the world dried up.

We need you to support these artists and communities as they struggle to rebuild their lives and livelihoods as a result of this crisis. The situation we’re all experiencing demonstrates the imperative of preserving Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture and irreplaceable traditional knowledge of Elders.

‘We are all different but community collections bring people back to where they come from’ – Djambawa Marawili AM, ANKA Chair

This fundraising effort responds to the experiences and learnings of ANKA’s membership over the past 6-months. It is an extension of the Safe Keeping Report on Art Centre based community collections, published by ANKA and The Grimwade Centre, University of Melbourne, in 2017.

80% of all donated funds will be used to purchase artworks of cultural significance to their communities and for the stories they tell. 20% will be spent on the conservation, care and safe keeping of these works for future generations.

Works will be kept in established community keeping places and cared for by Aboriginal arts workers who have completed ANKA’s nationally recognised professional development program AWEP that began in 2010, which now provides opportunities for arts workers to complete a Specialist Certificate in Cross Cultural Conservation and Heritage – an accredited qualification through the University of Melbourne.

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Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley Artists (ANKA) Aboriginal Corporation is the peak support and advocacy body for Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal-owned community Art Centres spread across over one million square kilometres of country across Northern Australia.

A not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by an all Aboriginal board, ANKA has had a strong grassroots membership since 1987 delivering targeted services to its members for over 30 years.

ANKA currently represents almost 50 Aboriginal owned remote community Art Centres and over 5,000 artists. Many ANKA members are internationally acclaimed artists, arts professionals and important community leaders.

ANKA has four regions: the Kimberley, Arnhem Land, the Tiwi Islands and Darwin/Katherine.

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Links

Artists Website
http://anka.org.au/