We are Your Aboriginal Design Partners

Aboriginal design has no doubt captured the attention and affection of a massive audience and has become more relevant than ever. It is a new language that is increasingly in demand, to create respectful, meaningful, geographically relevant visual projects and to communicate Aboriginal cultural values to the world.
That’s why NADA exists – to champion these very protocols, by creating and managing the partnerships between Aboriginal artists and clients.

How We Work

NADA takes care of every aspect of your cultural design project delivering award winning results

Collaborative Discovery

We gather and collaborate with your team to understand the specific needs of your design project or engagement.

Community Consultation

If needed, we commence a community consultation process with the local aboriginal elders / leaders / representatives

Connecting With The Artists

We source artists for your project and engage them in consultation with you.

Managing The Project

We manage and finalise the licensing and completion of your project

Explore All Our Unique Services

Click below to learn more about what we offer or give us a call today on 02 6658 1315

Cultural Design Services

Full service cultural design services
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Aboriginal Artist Management

We source & manage the best team
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Authentic Product Development

We help you create & deliver authentic products
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Design Licensing

We manage every aspect of the licensing process
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Explore some of the common questions we get asked or give us a call on 02 6658 1315 to learn more.

Each project starts with an expression of interest where we invite Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to submit their work to us based on the projects location needs and creative direction.

NADA then manages the process of appointing a dedicated creative team after detailed stakeholder consultation.

We put together a unique creative team for each project.

YES! we are the commercial arm of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance (SWFW), a not-for-profit organisation governed by ten Local Aboriginal Land Councils, from Karuah to Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast. 

We run an extensive expression of interest process for each project online and through our Australia wide artist networks.

Aboriginal artists are encouraged to apply on a project by project basis.

Submission of an EOI does not however guarantee an artist is chosen.

Yes, we only work with Aboriginal artists

NADA was in established in 2012 out of the need to develop and champion a sustainable and authentic Aboriginal design industry in Australia.

We work on behalf of the artist to make sure that they are paid correctly for their work and receive applicable royalties or licensing fees when applicable to the project.

Yes NADA has been fortunate to work with Terri Janke and Associates to develop our license agreements.