Download the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation Constitution (.pdf, 290kb)

Gurrumul’s Foundation was established in April 2013 with a clear purpose to engage and support young Indigenous Australians – particularly in remote communities – through long term programs and activities that build on their strengths and give them hope for the future.

Young Indigenous peoples’ natural skills and strengths in visual arts, music, dance,  sport, cultural knowledge and languages are to be celebrated, developed and supported. They are the keys to success, to counter a culture of failure, and assist young people to find pride and a place as the future leaders in their communities.

Delta Goodrem, along with Gurrumul and musicians from the Sydney Symphony, have donated all proceeds and royalties from the iTunes download of Gurrumul’s single “Bayini Live”  to  the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation.

Bayini (live) on iTunes

To join Delta and Gurrumul in support of the work of the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation with young Indigenous people in remote areas, please make your tax deductible donation here:

Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation Board MembersmarkMark Grose
Bachelor of Education

Mark has a strong background in community development, remote Aboriginal community management and small business development. Thirty years of working in and engaging with Aboriginal communities across WA and the NT involving community management and remote community business development has given Mark a keen insight into the issues that affect remote communities. Over the last fifteen years he has been involved in the establishment and development of Skinnyfish Music which has been successful as a business enterprise with a social agenda working with remote Aboriginal artists and their communities. Mark was awarded Australian of the Year (NT) 2013 (in partnership with Michael Hohnen) in recognition of his work over the past fifteen years.

barbaraBarbara Pitman
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Registered Nurse

Barbara has an extensive background in developing learning materials, organisational / governance structures across arts, sport, recreation, health, community services and local government. The target audience for much of this material is Indigenous clients. Ten years of living and working in remote Aboriginal communities, a lifetime of living in the Northern Territory and a work history that includes, primary health care, community cultural development, community arts and vocational education and training provides the skills, knowledge and conceptual framework to develop high quality products and strategies which absolutely meet the needs of the intended audience. Barbara’s expertise is in project management, with an emphasis on good governance and best practice in the not for profit sector.

michaelMichael Hohnen
Bachelor of Arts (Music), Diploma of Education, Diploma of Music.

Michael has spent the last 20 years in the Northern Territory, working with many indigenous people, including musicians in over 20 remote communities. As a musician (double bass player) he trained in classical, touring Australia and Europe. Once in the NT, his work as Coordinator of VET Contemporary Music Certificate for CDU incorporated course delivery into remote Aboriginal communities. After the establishment independent record label – Skinnyfish Music with Mark Grose in 1999, Michael produced numerous ARIA award winning albums (Gurrumul, Saltwater Band, Nabarlek) as well has achieving his own ARIA nomination for Producer of the Year 2008. Michael was awarded Australian of the Year (NT) 2013 (in partnership with Mark Grose).