Vision and Mission

Opening night of Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, 2013. Photograph by James Henry,

Our Vision

For creativity and collaboration to be driving social, cultural and artistic vibrancy in Australian communities.

Our Mission

We collaborate with artists, communities and organisations to build capacity, create opportunities and drive social change. We are the place where important conversations happen: we then action; we cultivate; we deepen.

We are both:

  1. A community engaged and contemporary arts organisation delivering diverse and high quality, participatory programs.
  2. A state-of-the-art cultural facility; producing and presenting culturally relevant programs, opportunities and creative works that are representative of social, cultural and political commentary in contemporary Australia.


Our Goals

Our strategic plan sees our contemporary arts and community cultural development practice and cultural facility activation underpinned by strong and dynamic operational models with a focus on sustainability; while ensuring access and equity across all areas of our business.

Through internal and external consultation and engagement, we have identified the following goals as the framework for achieving our exciting new vision and mission.

Our artistic and organisational goals for 2014 – 2019 are:

  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Access


1. Opening night of Contemporary Pacific Arts Festival, 2013. Photograph by James Henry