We are supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and art workers to develop their art careers, with 17 Indigenous visual arts organisations sharing in over $1.8 million as part of the latest round of Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program grants.
This funding will also provide critical infrastructure and build relationships that allow artists to create art, generate income, develop skills and connect to the art market. The funding will also support an industry that plays a pivotal role in enhancing community health, social cohesion and the transmission of culture.
Funded projects include:
support for professional development of artists and arts workers in the West Pilbara
activities to support Indigenous visual artists in south east Australia, through the NSW Aboriginal Culture Heritage and Arts Association
support for artists with a disability at Wurrumiyanga on Bathurst Island in the Northern Territory
further support for Arts Law Centre of Australia's Licensing the Right Way project to improve licensing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist seeking to gain income from licensed products.
The IVAIS program provides targeted funding opportunities and an open competitive grants process. It enables Indigenous artists to create new art, earn income, develop professional skills and connect to the art market.