Shay Vigona-Goudge is a local First Nations woman born and bred in the Territory with family from the Tiwi Islands. Shay has worked for many years in the Northern Territory arts and cultural sector and has an extensive understanding of the diversities, challenges and opportunities that make up the rich fabric of the Territory.
She has a network of national and local connections and a broad knowledge of Territory and Federal Government funding environments, including a wide range of Aboriginal programs.
Shay is an alumni of a number of national leadership programs such as the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation’s Milparanga Program and the National Gallery of Australia | Wesfarmers’ Indigenous Arts Leadership Program.
She is also a Regional Arts Australia National Fellowship recipient and is currently completing the Australia Council Arts Leaders Program.