Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts

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Coordinates: 27°28′31″S 153°02′12″E / 27.4754°S 153.0367°E / -27.4754; 153.0367

A 2012 ACPA production

The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA) is a national Australian institution for the culturally sensitive training of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders.

Background[edit]

ACPA relocated to new premises at the Judith Wright Centre in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane in January 2017 where greatly improved facilities include purpose-built studios for music, acting and dance.[1]

The organisation teaches indigenous and non-indigenous acting, music and dance. It has won several national awards[2] and is nationally accredited as a registered training organisation. ACPA receives funding from the Queensland and Australian governments,[3] as well as from the private sector.[4] It was founded in 1997 by the Queensland Government as a vehicle for the new National Arts Policy.

The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Department of Education and Training. ACPA's education partners include the Brisbane Arts Theatre, the University of Tasmania and Queensland University of Technology. Its corporate supporters include the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and Ausdance Queensland. The current CEO is Dr. Dimitri Kopanakis.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dance space improving their leaps and bounds". The Australian. 8 November 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Australian Dance Award Winners". 30 July 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  3. ^ "New era for Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts". Queensland government. 5 November 2012. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Training path". Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Professional Staff". Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. Archived from the original on 9 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.

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