Funding will be provided to organisations for activities that best contribute to delivery of the following Program outcomes:   

  • a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.


To be eligible an organisation must be one of the following entity types: 

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • an organisation established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or State or Territory legislation
  • a company incorporated in Australia
  • a company limited by guarantee
  • an incorporated association
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a publicly funded research organisation
  • an Australian local government body
  • State or Territory Government
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax, if required by the Tax Office
  • have no overdue acquittals or serious breaches relating to Australian Government funding. A serious breach is one that has resulted in, or warrants, the termination of a grant agreement

Agency:  Department of Communications and the Arts

Grant Activity Timeframe:  1-July-2020 to 30-June-2022

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):  From $5,000.00 to $80,000.00

Applications must be lodged through SmartyGrants, which can be accessed here

Applications close: 16 March 2020 at 12:00 am (ACT Local Time)

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