The ELLA Foundations Mission is to provide First Nations youth with access to culturally safe dance and creative movement experiences. We provide scholarships for First Nations youth to attend regular training at a number of dance and performing arts schools across Australia. We also provide tailored mentoring to ensure recipients are getting the most out of their experiences at these institutions and provide pathways to further education. We also curate and deliver educational performances and experiences in collaboration with partnering arts and cultural organisations.
The ELLA Foundation Mentoring Program currently supports 25 First Nation youth aged 7-21 and works alongside the Scholarship program and aims to support students while they attend regular dance and creative movement tuition. Tailored mentorship aims to support young individuals to develop and grow their arts and culture in a safe space.
Waratah Education Foundation helped support the Ella Foundation scholarship program