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.