First Nations Support
Supporting First Peoples communities, and the protection of culture and country
Many of the Foundation’s projects have a focus on support for Aboriginal arts and culture, and protection and restoration of country.
Through long term relationships with Zoos Victoria and Parks Victoria, the Vizard Foundation has been able to make a significant contribution to the protection of the last remaining tract of Yarra Valley forest floor, and to restoration of important Indigenous sites.
The Indigenous Curatorship program at the National Gallery of Victoria is providing opportunities for young aboriginal people to gain supported curatorship experience in the professional environment of the NGV, and a key focus of the Monash Art Ensemble is to develop works which fuse the ancient music of First Nations people with contemporary jazz.