About Us

Who we are

The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia, otherwise known as AACHWA, is the peak body for Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia. AACHWA is driven by a strong Aboriginal-majority Board which ensures key decisions and strategic directions are progressed in relevant and culturally appropriate ways.

Our primary objective is to

work in partnership with Aboriginal art centres across the State of Western Australia to determine pathways for sustainable growth and stability. We do this by:

  • promoting Aboriginal artworks produced with the support of art centres and promoting the benefits Aboriginal art centres provide to artists, communities and the arts sector;
  • bringing people together for shared learning experiences;
  • going to art centres to provide support, information, expertise and training; and
  • developing links and networks to relevant industry sectors including creative industries, tourism, government, private sector and the Aboriginal services industry.

It is our aim that we become part of the art centre culture - not an entity standing outside it.

Aboriginal art centres that we work with are

  • able  to  demonstrate  Aboriginal  ownership,  governance  or  guidance through an active Aboriginal board or advisory group;
  • either  incorporated  or  affiliated  with  a  local  community  government council;
  • operating on a not-for-profit basis; and
  • servicing a community of Aboriginal artists in Western Australia and involved in the production and marketing of Aboriginal art as an activity carried out for the purpose of fulfilling that Member's objectives.

 

Click here to download AACHWA Service Charter

Click here to download AACHWA Business Plan

 

AACHWA is supported by the Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) Program.

As Western Australia's peak body for regional arts, Country Arts WA is proud to provide collegiate and in-kind support to AACHWA in the delivery of vital services to Aboriginal art centres in Western Australia.

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