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is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Art Centres are community-based enterprises which provide economic, social and cultural benefits. Desart
member Art Centres are owned and managed by Aboriginal people in their own communities. Desart is a government-funded, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation. Desart works to:
� Build respect for Aboriginal art and culture
� Respond to the aspirations and needs of artists and artworkers across Central Australia
� Strengthen the role of Art Centres as places for cultural maintenance and cultural development
� Promote best practice in Aboriginal-owned Art Centres Desart's Mission
Aboriginal artists are committed to sharing their culture with the world. Our mission is to support Central Australian Aboriginal artists and Art Centres working together in a vigorous, ethical Aboriginal arts industry. Desart's Values
Desart is about everybody. We want everyone to know what is happening. We welcome many cultures, languages and stories. Everyone can have their say and everyone is treated with respect. Why Aboriginal Art Centres are so important:
� All the Art Centres that belong to our organisation Desart are Aboriginal-owned and controlled.
� The Art Centres are professionally managed to ensure ethical support for the production marketing and distribution of authentic Aboriginal art.
� Maximum returns to Aboriginal families or organisations.
� These Art Centres are a vital part of remote community life in Central Australia.
� They provide much needed income and employment opportunities as well as being a focus for family connection, social and cultural activities and the means to celebrate Aboriginal identity.
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