“We are one of Australia’s most innovative arts organisations and play a key role in affirming Australia’s unique international image by sharing stories and performances with audiences around the world.”
As the birthplace of Australian contemporary Indigenous dance, we have shaped and performed at our nation’s milestone events including the 1972 Aboriginal Tent Embassy, 1988 Bicentenary and 2000 Olympics.
We are the enabling precursor of two dance companies, including the highly-celebrated Bangarra Dance Theatre and are recognised by the Australian Government as one of just eight of our country’s premier arts training organisations supporting Australia’s thriving creative economy.
As increasingly more international visitors seek to engage with Indigenous arts, in particular dance, NAISDA proudly plays a key role in keeping the continuum of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures alive.
Our alumni include many of our country’s acclaimed performers and artists including Christina Anu and Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page, but our commitment to excellence extends beyond training and creative work. We are a well-managed, sustainable and future-facing organisation. As finalists in the 2017 Telstra Business Awards, we were proudly acknowledged as one of Australia’s most inspiring and entrepreneurial organisations in the not-for-profit sector.
We look forward to working with organisations that share a commitment to a unified and cohesive Australia and recognise the richness of our country’s first cultures.
We believe in genuine partnerships and take our corporate commitments and responsibilities seriously. We invite your organisation to:
Join us in the spotlight
Put your brand at the front and centre of Australia’s arts sector. Enjoy the associated brand enhancement with an elite arts and cultural organisation and convey your messages in a unique and compelling way.
Connect with your Clients
Develop your relationships, take advantage of our corporate hospitality and network in a relaxed, enjoyable and stimulating environment.
Tell your story through our stories
We are experienced storytellers – we’ve been doing it for over 60,000 years. Let a whole new audience know about your organisation through our media coverage, PR, logo placement and photo opportunities.
Give your staff and clients something to smile about
We change and empower people’s lives. Let your staff be part of this amazing journey. Meet our graduates and alumni and understand how our work extends beyond the world stage and resonates most strongly at a personal level.
Collaborating with the creative sector can stimulate creativity within your business. We’re imaginative, innovative and inspiring – and that’s just what our media clippings say. Step out of your comfort zone and join us on the creative journey. You never know where the dance will lead you.
Your bums on our seats
Enjoy the thrill of live performance through our complimentary tickets to performances and cultural events throughout the year.