Heartdancers's key objective is to foster innovative artistic and cultural expression, community development and to encourage greater engagement with the diversity, complexity and richness of our cultural sector. We do this by providing income (more than half a Million dollars of income to date), capacity building and engagement opportunities for First Nations, Refugees, LGBTQIA+, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse artists, Artists of Colour, and artists in Regional NSW to deliver accessible, inclusive and high quality projects that utilise the arts to create positive social change, promote individual wellbeing, community cohesion and cultural tolerance.
Heartdancers is committed to the principle that artistic and cultural endeavours are essential to both individual identity and to an enlightened and tolerant society. We therefore seek to foster art and culture in all its forms, from traditional art forms, to community art, to the new aesthetic that is evolving from the communications revolution. We encourage collaboration, innovation and participation by all groups and generations within our community.
We embrace the ability of the arts to cross disciplinary boundaries and be responsive and relevant to the community, providing important cultural, social and political access points for both its practitioners and its audiences. We believe in building the organisational and artistic capacity of the artists we support, encouraging cross cultural and multi art form collaborations and promoting innovation and community engagement. We actively seek to collaborate with other partners to leverage our support in order to achieve these goals.
We acknowledge that the traditional custodians of this land we call Australia are holders and custodians of knowledge systems that are passed down from one generation to the next, through an oral tradition practiced for 70,000 years. We also acknowledge the Gadigal and Guringai people, on whose lands we live, learn and work, and pay deep respect to their elders, past and present, to their emerging leaders, and to the knowledge embedded forever in the Aboriginal custodianship of Country.
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