CAN creates positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people.
COMMUNITY + ARTS + NETWORK
Community = we connect deeply with communities to create art that builds on strengths, shares stories and inspires social change
Arts = we create outstanding art with artists and diverse communities that engages and impacts broader audiences
Network = we build sector knowledge, capacity and influence through reflective practice, professional development, partnerships and national advocacy
FIRST PEOPLES FIRST – All our work is underpinned by this principle. CAN supports the ULURU Statement from the Heart. Self-determination is at the heart of CAN’s work with all communities.
RESPECT – We believe in the inherent worth of all people and their right to be treated with dignity and honour.
SOCIAL EQUITY – We believe that creative expression should be accessible to all, as a vital part of being human.
CREATIVITY – We use all forms of artistic and creative expression to inspire the sharing of stories and culture.
OUR PURPOSE: To create positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people
OUR VISION: To be a national arts leader working to achieve a just and inclusive Australia