In January 2016, Pacific Island Creative Arts Australia Inc (PICAA) was formed as a non-profit organisation in response to community demand for more Pasefika artistic presence here in Melbourne, Australia. In order to do this, PICAA focuses on 6 creative artforms: MUSIC & DANCE, THEATRE & FILM, and ARTS & CRAFTS. Basically, our role here in Australia can be understood in three ways:
Our vision is to develop PICAA INC. into a leading Pasefika creative arts organisation in Australia. We aim to produce events and opportunities that highlight the strengths of Australian Pasefika communities because we strongly believe that creative, artistic skill and talent is inherent in the child and therefore a strong expression of Pasefika identity and belonging. Also, we aim to bring these talents to the forefront by finding ways to connect community talent to the professional arena, encouraging inter-generational knowledge to be shared, and fostering social well-being amongst our Pasefika communities.