To create positive social change through the arts, building inclusion and understanding between people
To be a national arts leader working to achieve a just and inclusive Australia
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.
#1 ARTS PRODUCTION – We make outstanding art with communities that tells their stories and shares their lived experience
#2 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – In the process of making and presenting this art we build people’s capacity and strengthen communities
#3 SECTOR DEVELOPMENT – We build sector knowledge, capacity and influence
#4 ORGANISATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY – We are transforming our organisation to reflect and service our diverse community