Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are working together to bring you the Giiyong Festival.
Twofold Aboriginal Corporation‘s mission is to provide the best possible services and support to enhance the lives of the Aboriginal Community members residing in the Twofold Bay region. Through our actions, we aim to reduce poverty, increase understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture, and help the disabled, frail and aged remain living within the community and contributing to it. Find out more about them HERE.
Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council are the keepers of the Bundian Way and are working to oversee the heritage protected route and its use for educational/tourism purposes including better recognition of its cultural values. Find out more HERE.
South East Arts is the regional development organisation for arts and culture in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Monaro. They actively assist the ongoing development of, and participation in, arts and culture throughout the South East region of New South Wales, focussing on performing & visual arts, local Aboriginal arts and cultural expression, creative industries and audience development. Many of the local performers appearing at Giiyong Festival have been part of South East Arts’ development programs. More info HERE.
Thanks to funding and donor support, entry to the Giiyong Festival will be free.
The Festival project, to date, has received support from Create NSW through the Regional Partnerships Fund and Aboriginal Regional Arts Fund, NSW Local Lands Services, Festivals Australia, Destinations NSW, Katungul Aboriginal Health Service, Waterway Constructions and Bega Valley Shire Council.
Ongoing support is still being sought to make the Festival even better, anyone interested in assisting is encouraged to contact South East Arts, the event’s project managers