The Indigenous Art Centre Plan provides a cooperative framework for art centres, industry service organisations and the Australian Government to work together to build and maintain a professional, strong and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry, including encouraging strong participation and employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Our Indigenous programs promote the sharing of language and culture between generations and the ongoing viability of Indigenous-owned enterprises. They enrich the social, cultural and economic life of Indigenous communities and provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to generate income, gain employment, develop professional skills and participate in the nation’s economy, while maintaining a continued connection to country and culture.
The Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance (AGIEI) program is a funding program designed to offset insurance costs for touring major exhibitions of cultural material. Generally, these exhibitions include works from international collections.
The Australian Government has committed approximately $312 million to activities to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, including $4 million for an Arts and Culture Fund. The Arts and Culture Fund will be delivered over four years from 2014–15 to 2017–18.
The Department of Communications and the Arts develops and administers Australian Government programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support our cultural heritage and provide access to arts and culture. This enables artists and organisations to shape our cultural landscape, increase cultural diversity, and inspire, educate and entertain audiences nationally and internationally.
The Australian Government has committed more than $140 million over seven years to activities to commemorate the Anzac Centenary, including $4 million for an Arts and Culture Fund. The Arts and Culture Fund will be delivered over four years from 2014–15 to 2017–18.
Australia's movable cultural heritage is protected by legislation which controls the export of important cultural heritage objects, so that our irreplaceable heritage is not lost to the nation forever. Not all cultural heritage objects can be exported. Objects subject to export control are of exceptional importance in the development of Australian society and culture. Two categories of material are controlled by the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (the PMCH Act) and include: Class A objects and Class B objects.