Over $8.5 million in Federal Government funding will go to support Indigenous visual arts in Lingiari, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, announced.
“I am delighted to announce $8,672,031 for Lingiari from the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support programme,” Senator Scullion said.
“This funding will go to a host of art organisations across Lingiari, many based in remote communities where many talented Aboriginal artists live, to support the continued creation of world class amazing Indigenous art that is produced right here in the Territory.
“Funding is going to some of the iconic Indigenous art centres in the Territory such as the Merrepen Arts Centre in Nauiyu, Injalak Arts (Gunbalanya) and the Keringke Art Centre in Santa Teresa.
“Indigenous art is a vital part to helping Aboriginal communities create local industry as well as leadership and employment,” Senator Scullion said.
Minister for the Arts, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, announced $22.2 million in funding for 97 organisations to support and develop professional Indigenous visual arts practice and further strengthen the sector.
The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support programme will contribute to the operations of a national network of around 80 Indigenous-owned arts centres and five service organisations that are at the heart of Australia’s internationally-renowned Indigenous visual arts movement.
“As a result of this program more than 6,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are supported in their art practice, enriching the nation’s cultural life and passing their culture and stories to the next generation,” Senator Brandis said
Funding through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support programme includes $11 million committed in previous years through multi-year funding agreements.
More information about the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program and a full list of funding recipients can be found on the Ministry for the Arts website.
A full list of projects funded in Lingiari under the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program is attached.
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