The Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) has entered into an MoU with ICTV in relation to the development and moderation of IndigiTUBE - a creative industries portal showcasing the work (both video and radio) of remote Indigenous Australians.
The website has been developed with funding from the Office for the Arts under the Indigenous Cultural Support program, grants from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, and a grant from the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (formerly DCITA).
IndigiTUBE now has a substantial content base, with an expanding membership of content-contributers who are predominantly, but not exclusively from the Remote Indigeouns Media Organisations.
While radio and community TV broadcasting have been their focus in the past, the Remote Media Sector is increasingly embracing convergence and broadening its scope of operations. New roles are emerging:
- music recording and management
- digitising of valuable old video archives
- providing access to computers and training
- providing training in video production
- graphic arts
- online content creation (Adobe and web 2.0 apps).
IRCA, with ICTV has committed to providing IndigiTUBE as an online platform to empower and showcase this current and historic work, with strong support through social networks in a context where everyone is a content creater.