Community engagement

The Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to empower voice through art. Wilin has a number of outreach programs that sit within community as well as programs that bring communities and Indigenous artists and cultural practitioners in to the Centre. Likewise, Wilin also has a number of programs through which the wider community can access Indigenous arts and culture.  


The Wilin Centre has a number of partnerships that seek to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and future students with opportunities to build their skills in the arts and culture sector.

Wilin and VCA Film and Television take their Making Movies program to regional Victorian Aboriginal communities and future students can access a number of scholarships Music Theatre and other short courses.

Wilin also has showcase opportunities for Indigenous students at the Melbourne Fringe Festival and production internship opportunities with the Melbourne Theatre Company. 

Wilin Week and Indigenous Artists in Residence

Wilin Week is the Faculty's annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture. Indigenous artists are invited in to the Wilin Centre to hold workshops, give lectures, create work and share knowledge with students, staff and members of the public.

Held every year in March/April, Wilin Week typically features hands on workshops in Indigenous cultural practice, the Lin Onus Oration, film screenings, music and the annual Lighting of the Wilin ceremony. 

Lin Onus Oration

The Lin Onus Oration is the Wilin Centre's annual oration where we hear from esteemed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural practitioners.

Named after famed Yorta Yorta artist Lin Onus, the Oration seeks to provoke thought, discussion and debate in relation to Indigenous arts and culture. 

Wilin Celebrate

Wilin Celebrate is the Centre’s annual celebration of the year that was. Presenting works from Indigenous students at the Faculty, Wilin Celebrate includes both the visual and performing arts.

Wilin Celebrate is held every year in October/November and is a great opportunity for celebration of Indigenous success.