Lia Pa’apa’a

Lia is a Creative Producer and Community Arts Cultural Development practitioner. Her  innovative grassroots approach to her work with Indigenous Australians and Pacific Islander communities has been showcased through her leadership as the coordinator of Artback NT’s Indigenous Traditional Dance Program (ITDP) in the remote community of Borroloola and as the festival director of the past three Contemporary Pacific Arts Festivals at Footscray Community Arts Centre.  Lia has been highly successful in delivering community cultural festivals and projects that focus on community empowerment, capacity building, intergeneration exchange and dynamic programming across art forms.  These projects have allowed artists and communities to showcase their stories, culture and arts practice across urban, regional and remote contexts.

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