Our commitment to First Nations peoples

As an organisation that supports artists with a diversity of lived and cultural experiences, we spend a lot of time talking about culture, about community and about place.

This is grounded in a deep and profound respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of the Traditional Owners of the lands and waterways in which we live and work.

Our practice begins on country. We hold space to learn, listen and uplift an artist and their communities across so-called Australia and beyond.

Next Wave is committed to demonstrating this respect for First Nations peoples and culture – guided by our core values of Justice, Friendship and Care.

We share in the ongoing work of culture building and storytelling.

This always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

  1. Djirri Djirri dance performance at Home, photo credit: Anne Moffat, 2022