The Sharing Stories Arts Exchange (SSAE) is a creative participatory project focused on building positive reciprocal relationships between the Canberra community and local regional Indigenous and non-indigenous communities.
The 2023 program will be held over 12 sessions from March until October and will include two field trips; 14 – 17 June & 13 – 16 September, day trips within the ACT, talks & presentations, and an exhibition presenting participant research and/or visual outcomes.
The program features culturally rich learning opportunities and events in the ACT as well as a structured creative field program visiting areas in south-eastern NSW. Areas include the Bundian Way which links Mount Kosciuszko with Twofold Bay on the Far South Coast of NSW and is a shared historic pathway used by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.
The aim of the program is to build on existing shared values; learning from local Indigenous people and increasing awareness and understanding of the complexities of culture and reconciliation through creative outcomes.
Participation in the program is welcome from all ACT-based artists and/or creatives
Payment for the field trips will be required at the beginning of the program, further details and payment options will be provided at the information session