AACHWA was originally established as a project department within Country Arts WA (now Regional Arts WA) in 2009. Six years later (in 2015) AACHWA became a stand-alone not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation (registered under the CATSI Act 2006).
Since 2009 AACHWA has:
- delivered a variety of skills and professional development programs for its member art centre staff, boards and artists
- provided links to legal assistance, human resource advice and services for its art centre members in times of peak HR demand
- acted as a representative voice for art centres to the wider arts sector and to funding bodies at all levels of government
- acted as an effective conduit between art centres and funding bodies, the corporate sector, and government stakeholders.
AACHWA programs and services are currently helping WA art centres to:
- stabilise their operations and remain steady in volatile conditions
- improve certain skills of their core staff and/ or their artists
- reach wider markets for their work
- communicate with each other more effectively to encourage collaboration and cross-fertilisation of skills and knowledge.
Mission and Values
Be a strong voice for vibrant, culturally strong and sustainable Western Australian art centres
We work with WA Aboriginal Art Centres to celebrate the strength of our art and culture by:
Promoting: we are a strong voice for art centres
Empowering: we encourage best practice, facilitate targeted training opportunities and encourage leadership within younger generations
Connecting: we build strong networks with members and partners
In this work we are guided by our priority values of Cultural maintenance;
Respect; Trust; Independence; Fairness and Equity and Collaboration.
Chief Executive Officer
Training Programs and Events Coordinator
Design and Marketing Officer
Nagula Jarndu Designs, Broome
Yamaji Arts, Geraldton
Warakurna Art Centre, Warakurna Community
Tjarlirli Art, Tjukurla Community
Walkatjurra Art and Culture Centre, Leonora
Cheeditha Art Group, Roebourne
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Accounts Manager is a key position in the organisation. Due to growth in funding and in the complexity of its operations AACHWA is looking to recruit a part time qualified accountant to support the organisation. This role entails handling all the accounting and book-keeping responsibilities of the organisation according to organisational policy and reporting standards. The position is also responsible for payroll preparation, and contributes to financial reporting, budget preparation, and audit mechanisms. The position will supervise a bookkeeper who will have day to day responsibility for accounting entries and certain reconciliations.More Information