Vicki Gordon founded Cicada International as a not for profit association in 2009. The aims and objectives of the organisation are as follows:

  • To create opportunities which empower Indigenous, marginalised and disadvantaged young people to sustain their holistic wellbeing through self-expression, self-determination and creativity.
  • Consciously privilege the empowerment of Indigenous, marginalised and disadvantaged young women and girls to address social and cultural barriers preventing them from making a living and a social contribution.
  • Assist in the development of new partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and managers, industry service providers and development organizations.