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Respect TACGC is the arts and cultural hub of the Gold Coast. TACGC promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual and performing arts in its galleries and theatre stage. We embrace First Australian peoples’ histories and cultures as being the cornerstone in providing a genuine Australian experience for our local, national and international patrons. We believe reconciliation is a fundamental step towards Australia’s First Peoples and the broader Australian community coming together and mutual respecting each other’s needs for a long and prosperous future together. Focus area: Cultural education and appreciation of Australia’s First Peoples Action

Responsibility

Timeline

Target

2.1

TACGC to engage employees in under standing cultural protocols around Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Country to ensure there is shared meaning behind the ceremonies

General Manager / Corporate Services Manager

September 2015 and 2016

• Review, develop and communicate cultural protocol document/policy to all TACGC employees each year

September 2015 and 2016

• Identify at least one annual significant event for which a Welcome to Country from a Local Traditional Owner will be included

2.2

TACGC to engage employees in cultural learning to increase understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and achievements

General Manager / Corporate Services Manager

May 2015

• In consultation with local Traditional Owners and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural consultant, develop and pilot a cultural awareness training strategy for TACGC

May 2015

• Provide cultural awareness training opportunities to TACGC Executive Managers and RWG to participate in

May 2015

• Investigate and develop a plan to provide cultural awareness training to new staff as part of induction process

1st Sunday – 2nd Sunday in July 2015 and 2016

• Review HR policies and procedures to ensure there are no barriers to staff participating in NAIDOC Week events

2.3

TACGC to celebrate and participate in NAIDOC Week and provide the opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to engage with their culture and community through NAIDOC Week events

Corporate Services Manager

• Provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to participate in community NAIDOC Week events • Organise and display NAIDOC Week poster in TACGC office and public areas • Develop and implement a plan to communicate NAIDOC theme and events via team meetings, intranet and public website

2.4

Cultural Precinct Artscape parklands adjoining TACGC to include an open space reflecting local Traditional Owners history and connection to land/sea, including art, sculptures, flora and yarning circles

General Manager / Gallery Manager / Senior Curator

September 2015 and 2016

• Ensure TACGC provides input and recommendations to City of Gold Coast regarding Cultural Precinct Artscape to include open space reflecting Traditional Owners history and connection to land/sea

The Arts Centre Gold Coast — Reconciliation Action Plan (2014—2016)  
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