Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s Community Arts and Cultural Development Program produces a range of projects and programs that reflect and grow our cultural identity.
The program particularly works to support and develop arts activity with and for diverse and marginalised communities within the broader ACT community, including; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities, as well as, people with disability, seniors, children, and youth.
The CACD program is presented in three streams; First Nations, Spaces and Places and Invisible Borders.
Over a number of years, TAC has established strong connections with the Ngunnawal community and developed a program of First Nations arts and cultural activity with an emphasis on local history and culture.
In 2019 and beyond, our First Nations program pivots to a more distinct focus on contemporary Indigenous arts practice and questions of intersectionality within First Nations arts.
A key aspect of TAC’s First Nations cultural development work is also to increase the representation and participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and audiences across all of TAC’s programs.
Spaces and Places
Spaces & Places takes a close look at the demographics, geography and culture of southern Canberra through the experiences and voices of its residents. The projects focus on taking art and creativity to the streets, presenting cultural activities and performances in urban spaces beyond the walls of the Arts Centre.
These projects explore human rights and stories of cultural significance through the arts. They bring together local and interstate artists, cultural development workers, producers, community groups and individuals to explore cultural diversity, richness and identity.
If you are interested in being involved in our Community Arts and Cultural Development program, or have a project idea of your own, get in touch with creative producer Aidan Delaney by emailing Aidan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: Richard Tuffin, 2017.