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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.


Jan, 2019

Pryce Centre goes international
New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles
 | USA


Aug, 2018

Denise Saunders Thompson,  President and CEO speaks  on the Pryce Centre 


Mar, 2019

The Pryce Centre to open in prime Cairns location



View selected highlights of our work. 


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

the future."

Hilary S. Carty MBA CCMI, Director &

Independent Consultant

Co-Creatives Consulting Ltd London | UK 

"Fantastic work Rita, inspirational and an opportunity for your amazing talents to be shared."

Delina Stafford

NSW | 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."

Kyle Page

Artistic Director & Co- CEO, Dance North Australia

2017 Sidney Myer Fellow | AU

"what an emotional journey

family, history, culture, powerful opening and all made the

wells deeper."

Avril (playwright)

QLD | Australia

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