ANNUAL REPORT 2020


ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE, ABORIGINAL LAND


Our office is located on the Toggerai (Georges River), the place where Dharawal and Darug nations meet. Our work takes us across Dharawal, Darug, Deerubbin and Gandangara country. We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.



WE ARE
CURIOUSWORKS

We are a unique community arts and media organisation that shapes Australia’s cultural future by nurturing new voices, strengthening cultural leadership and telling powerful stories that embrace the cultural vitality in communities, in everyday life.

We are a vibrant ensemble of next gen artists, storytellers, media makers and mentors from Western Sydney, working with our own communities and across Australia, to build grassroots innovation, foster social connection, and create inspiring arts experiences that connect us, hold up our truths and resonate with global significance and reach.

Creative engagement, skills development, art making and mentorship are our core business. We recognise the importance of identity, connection to culture, and the intrinsic value of arts and culture to community health and wellbeing and it is through our work that we aim to open eyes and ears to our shared future, through story. 



OUR VALUES

Our work is underpinned by the following core values:

  • Create OPPORTUNITY for young people, diverse and new Australian artists.
  • Celebrate IMAGINATION as a catalyst for innovation, change and renewal.
  • Work with RESPECT to listen, learn, collaborate and challenge our practice in community.
  • Build a foundation of TRUST, INTEGRITY and HONESTY with our community over the long-term.
  • Inspire an accessible, caring and INCLUSIVE culture that extends a warm WELCOME to all.