The Pryce Centre
For Culture & Arts.
We acknowledge our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Keepers of the places where we will be fulfilling our commitments. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders past and present, and we honour the unique and meaningful spiritual relationship that our First Australian peoples have to the landscape, waters and celestial bodies.
Please note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. Please contact us if you have any concerns or queries.
Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts is Indigenous Australian owned and operated, and a place of creative and cultural innovation. We work with a wide range of clients from grass roots to corporate level and have extensive experience in cultural maintenance and creative arts development. We offer quality programs that create real outcomes and encourage hope, pride and leadership in community through capacity building.
Our unique approach to using ancient knowledge and skills to guide us when producing contemporary outcomes that foster innovation and sustainability, makes us the ideal partner for your next cultural and creative project.
Creating pathways for our young and emerging talent
Pryce Centre aspires to shape a future that sees Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people creating economic opportunities by taking a lead role in improving social, economic and cultural outcomes – all whilst practicing, celebrating and sharing their unique ancient cultures. We start with our youth, by proactively nurture and create individual pathways for our young people to continue to develop a career in the arts.
Cultural protocol and authenticity at the heart
Our programs are designed by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people whose valuable knowledge and skills have been combined with trained professionals in dance from the same cultural backgrounds. We develop these programs with the aim of enhancing participants’ cultural skills and knowledge. Our purpose is to encourage continued participation in cultural activities to improve self-esteem and confidence.
What to expect at a Pryce Centre class
We endeavor to create an environment where students, staff and visitors feel respected, valued and safe at all times. Cultural protocol, traditions and values such as Respect, Commitment, Leadership and Pride are embodied throughout the entire teachings of the Pryce Centre, with Culture Care and Culture Share being the two main programs in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies.
"Rita Pryce is a woman to watch. Her talent, big vision and hard work combine to create brilliant programmes that enhance opportunities, aspirations and skills - all important in making positive change now and for
Hilary S. Carty MBA CCMI, Director &
Co-Creatives Consulting Ltd London | UK
"I feel like
the Pryce Centre
is my home away
11 year old aspiring
Cairns | QLD | Australia
"Rita Pryce and Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts connect deeply to Australia's 60,000 year history and its rich creative wisdom to provide insight, guidance and support to contemporary artists. Rita’s generosity and thoughtful approach to collaboration provides a powerful foundation for Australian artists to connect meaningfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culture."
Artistic Director & Co- CEO, Dance North Australia
2017 Sidney Myer Fellow | AU
"Senior girls in East Arnhem Stars Foundation program were incredibly fortunate...to get a taste of another Indigenous culture that shared the same intrinsic connections to family, culture and country... Thank you to Rita and the Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts, it was a highlight of our journey to Cairns."
Nhulunbuy | NT | Australia