A: The Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation supports young Indigenous people to become involved in arts and cultural programs, by identifying the skills that young people already have, what they are passionate about and building from there.  Programs that focus on the strengths of young people in remote communities are more likely to have positive outcomes than those based on a deficit model.

The Foundation generally works in remote Indigenous communities where there are already longstanding relationships with community members. The collaboration that results from these relationships ensures that the Foundation’s programs always take into account the particular needs of a community, including local differences in economy, culture and social cohesion.

The importance of sustaining relationships in remote Indigenous communities is central to the success of the Foundation’s programs. Because of this, the Foundation will not implement a program unless it has the capacity to support it for at least three years.