Knowledge protection, cultural maintenance and, where appropriate, sharing have been identified in many independent studies as fundamental to the health and wellbeing of Australian Indigenous communities.
The ALC, in partnership with the Federal Government, built three cultural hubs complete with multimedia areas, offices, as well as places for cultural display and workshops, both indoors and out. At an investment of $7.6M these places were created where people can meet, learn and engage in contemporary and traditional culture and art, places where there is opportunity for training and intergenerational learning.
Interactive technologies and social media enable the young people to celebrate their culture within the emerging digital economies in an educated and sophisticated manner. Performance spaces and music studios support musicians, while enabling traditional dance and song to be recorded and passed on ans shared locally to globally.
The Culture Centres provide spaces for a Language Centre, two Groote Broadcasting stations, Anthropology and Art Centres in the three communities of Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra.