New $5 million grant for Arrernte Living Culture Centre

The Territory Government is creating local jobs and a more vibrant Alice Springs by granting Arrernte organisation Akeyulerre Inc. $5 million dollars to build a new Arrernte Living Culture Centre.

The Arrernte Living Culture Centre will allow Akeyulerre to expand its many healing projects, cultural activities, teaching work by elders for kids, social enterprise activities including its bush medicine business, and its language work.

The new centre will enable:

  • Continued growth in cultural, health, healing and support with Arrernte people
  • The sharing of cultural products, knowledge and services
  • More opportunities for jobs and skill development
  • More tourist attractions within the Heritage Precinct on the edges of the Alice Springs CBD

The new centre will be developed at Akeyulerre’s current location at 3 and 5 Stuart Terrace. Design work has begun with award-winning local architect Susan Dugdale & Associates.

Akeyulerre Inc is a not-for-profit Arrernte-governed organisation based in Alice Springs that was established in 2000 by Arrernte Elders to strengthen Arrernte families, support them to practice and maintain their culture, and pass it on to next generations.

The organisation uses cultural priorities of the Arrernte community to strengthen and support disadvantaged families and engage Arrernte people in employment and meaningful activities.

Source: NT Government