APY Art Centre Collective
Celebrating Indigenous Art and Empowerment: The APY Art Centre Collective
In the heart of Australia's remote Aboriginal communities lies a vibrant and innovative artistic movement known as the APY Art Centre Collective (APYACC). Comprising a group of Indigenous-owned and governed art centers, the APYACC fosters collaboration, creativity, and strong business initiatives. These art centers serve as the lifeblood of their communities, nurturing cultural heritage while providing meaningful employment and economic empowerment.
At the core of the APYACC's mission is the belief in supporting individuals of working age to attain culturally affirming employment and independent incomes. By offering opportunities for Indigenous artists to express their unique perspectives and talents, the art centers empower individuals to flourish within their own communities and the wider world.
The APYACC is a union of several esteemed art centers, including Iwantja Arts, Mimili Maku Arts, Kaltjiti Arts, Tjala Arts, Tjungu Palya, APY Studio Adelaide, and Umoona Arts. Additionally, the cAPYACC represents Maruku Arts and artists from Ernabella and Pipalyatjara, exemplifying the unity and collaborative spirit that underpins their work.