Sinchi’s inaugural photography competition provides a unique opportunity for visual story tellers around the world to be recognised for their talent and commitment to the preservation of culture and indigenous rights. The competition is being judged by world acclaimed photographers Jimmy Nelson, Wayne Quilliam and Laura Beltran Villamizar of the Native Agency.
We have an exciting music collaboration underway between members of the Tiwi island community and a number of renowned western music producers. We are in the process of recording traditional songlines and creating new interpretations through electronic music. This will take the form of a series of vinyl including the original recording, 3 alternative versions, transcription in its original language and English translation. This initiative will raise funds and create a new medium and audience for sharing the beauty of aboriginal culture. Again with 100% ownership remaining with the community.
* What are songlines? Songlines are the creation narratives that cross Aboriginal Lands & give meaning to sites & stories, connecting people to country and their ancestors.
In 2016, we created a one day festival in Amsterdam to celebrate indigenous culture and build a community of like minded people. This including speakers, dj’s, performers and a wide variety of activities. This was a supported by a youth program, where we visited a number of local schools to talk about aboriginal arts. In 2017, we are collaborating with the TOA festival (Tech Open Air) in Berlin which involves 20,000+ of the worlds leading tech entrepreneurs. Founder, Tom Wheeler will be speaking in the main program and we will host our own satellite event for attendees and friends in the city to join us for a night of music and performances.
To support our activities, we have also created a corporate social responsibility program (CSR). Funds raised contribute directly to our community projects and provides an ethical platform for businesses to show their commitment to preservation of culture.