Our New Home – Building Appeal

“Supporting a shared vision to change the shape of Indigenous Creative Learning in Australia”

After a 40-year period of growth, we have reached a pivotal point in our development. Our current campus is operating at capacity, inspiring us to embark upon a bold, new direction.

We are changing the future of Indigenous Creative Learning in Australia by building a major Cultural Learning Centre for International Indigenous Creative Study.

Australia’s new international cultural hub will be constructed adjacent to our current campus to align with our demand, success and ambition. It will be called Naya Wa Yugali meaning ‘We dance’ in Darkinjung language.

This next chapter in our story will:

  • Make accredited cultural and creative training accessible to even more Indigenous people providing skills, qualifications and confidence to career pathways, as well as connection, empowerment and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  • Play a unique role in sharing and celebrating First Nation knowledge through dance and arts education for all Australians.
  • Broaden and increase NAISDA’s learning outcomes and career pathways.
  • Extend opportunities for national and international cultural research, discourse, study and performance.
  • Strengthen engagement with our remote and regional communities.
  • Provide an exceptional global repository of Australian Indigenous Cultural Learning.

We have a fundraising target of $35 million and our ambitious vision is underway. However, making this sort of impact relies upon support from Government, Trusts and Foundations, businesses, individuals, sponsors and philanthropists.

We invite you to become part of our ongoing pledge to transform the shape of Indigenous Creative Learning in Australia.

Please contact us via email or call (02) 4340 3154.