The key for young people to have a strong future is to have a strong culture, to know where they come from, who they are and to be proud to say that they are Aboriginal.
By strengthening children and young people’s cultural awareness, identity and connection to community we build their resilience.
Since 2008 VACCA has run programs in the community and schools which support and celebrate Aboriginal cultural knowledge and provide opportunities for children and young people to learn about traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.
Our cultural programs aim to:
- Strengthen the children and young people’s experience, understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture
- Build respectful relationships with local Aboriginal Elders and artists who become positive role models and mentors to the young participants
- Support Aboriginal students to participate in and contribute to the maintenance and revival of Victorian Aboriginal cultural practices and arts.
Supporters and Partners
We acknowledge the support of our various supporters, volunteers and funders, including philanthropic bodies, for their generous assistance in making our cultural programs possible. Find out how you can support VACCA’s cultural programs or be a volunteer.
VACCA also works in collaboration with a range of other arts and cultural organisations in Victoria to support Aboriginal children and young people to participate in a range of visual arts, performance, music, dance and multimedia projects and workshops.