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Desart Incorporated - Castlemaine
Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Centres.
Established in 1992, incorporated in 1993, they now count as their members 41 independently governed Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres representing 8000 artists.
Desart are governed by a 10 member Aboriginal executive committee elected from the membership regions and currently employ 7 staff, servicing a membership area of 1.221 million square kilometres.
Their member art centres are community-based enterprises, owned and governed by Aboriginal people. They provide economic, social and cultural benefits.
Desart are committed to supporting Aboriginal art centres, which provide autonomy, sustained growth and stability for Central Australian Aboriginal Communities.