Philosophy

The Katherine Region includes many people living in remote locations with diverse cultures and lifestyles.

GYRACC embraces a celebration of and respect for cultural diversity and recognition of the region’s unique Indigenous demographic.

We are underpinned by a ‘two way’ learning philosophy. That is we reflect and tell the stories about the unique cultures of the Katherine Region including those that have developed from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives. 

GYRACC aspires to become a ‘model for reconciliation’ in the community through the presentation of exhibitions and performances of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural expression together.

Purpose

The purpose of our organisation is to develop and professionally manage the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre, to promote and nurture the arts and cultural identities of the Katherine Region and its people.

Vision

Our vision is to build a stronger Katherine Region and connected community through the recognition of our separate and shared histories and the living of our cultures today through our art, learning programs and celebrations.

Values

Respect and Recognition of our People
We ensure, in all our dealings, that we respect and value the inherent worth and needs of our artists, customers, stakeholders and staff, based upon principles of trust, fairness, equity and ethical action with respect for cultural protocols, individual rights, cultural and creative diversity. We recognise our people as a valued resource for their collective knowledge and skills and we will continually improve their capacity and acknowledge achievements.

Our Region
We acknowledge that the Katherine Region includes many people living in remote locations with diverse cultures and lifestyles, and we will be inclusive of the people of the whole region.

Two Way Learning
We reflect and tell the stories about the unique cultures of the Katherine Region including those that have developed from Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives.  

Teamwork
We work together in a supportive team based environment and encourage participation, involvement, partnership and unity to achieve our common goals.

Communication
We are committed to clear, honest and open communication and consultation, with our internal and external communities, to ensure the dissemination of information on policies and changes in our priorities.

Quality of Service
We are committed to continuous improvement of our services, being responsive to the needs of our communities based upon principles of respect, courtesy and high standards of professionalism.