Association of Northern Kimberly and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists
Ensuring members are kept informed
Association of Northern Kimberly and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA) was established to support Indigenous artists and Art Centres. ANKAAA’s members are spread over a huge geographic range (1 million square kilometres) and are situated in some of the most remote terrain in Australia. ANKAAA’s membership is both linguistically and culturally diverse and includes members from over 100 different language groups.
In light of this, the ANKAAA Board of Directors meets face-to-face only four times a year but they also hold a further four to six meetings via teleconference. Holding meetings via teleconference saves the organisation money in travel expenses while also ensuring that everyone is kept in the loop with what is going on in other regions (without the need to travel vast distances).
Given the linguistic diversity of ANKAAA’s members, the Annual Report is not only available in printed form but is also delivered to members via a PowerPoint presentation at the Annual General Meeting. This is a great way to ensure that members in attendance understand the information contained in the Annual Report, as well as allowing them to ask any questions as they arise.