Joint Media Release with Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield and Country Liberals Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price
Indigenous visual artists in the NT will receive funding of almost $1 million through the Turnbull Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) programme, Minister for the Arts Senator Mitch Fifield, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Lingiari, Jacinta Price, announced.
“I am pleased to announce that five Northern Territory organisations will share in $998,646 for Indigenous visual arts projects through the 2018-19 IVAIS program funding round,” Senator Scullion said.
Ms Price, who has had years of experience working within the Indigenous arts community, said artists from South Goulburn Island, Peppimenarti and down to Central Australia would benefit from the funding.
“I am delighted to see that, with NAIDOC Week having just finished with a theme of celebrating contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, that the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation will receive $236,500 for the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, formed to enable women in remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art,” Ms Price said.
“The famous Hermannsburg watercolourists, who continue to paint in the tradition of their relative, Albert Namatjira, have also been supported with $214,500 for their artist organisation, Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation.”
Minister Fifield said the Government will provide $22.4 million (incl GST) in 2018-19 for 91 organisations through the IVAIS program, including operational support to around 80 Indigenous-owned art centres, as well as number of art fairs, regional hubs and service organisations.
“The Government is committed to supporting our world-class Indigenous arts sector. Each year we support more than 7000 artists and the employment of over 300 Indigenous arts workers through the program,” Minister Fifield said.
“This support means Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers can stay in community while earning income, gaining professional experience, and ensuring their culture and stories are there for future generations.”
For more information about the program and to view the full list of recipients visit: www.arts.gov.au/IVAIS
|Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation||$198,000|
|Iltja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation||$214,500|
|Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation||$236,500|
|Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation||$261,646|
|Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation||$88,000|