It’s a long list but important to have on the record for anyone interested in the sheer size of the Aboriginal arts industry and the amount of public money that supports organisations that claim to turn over $30m a year.

Ninety-four visual arts organisations are being funded through the 2019“20 Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program funding round just announced by Arts Minister, Paul Fletcher. Total funding is $20.81m. The Federal Government’s IVAIS program has provided core operational support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and their art centres, mostly in remote Indigenous communities, for over 28 years. These organisations provide professional opportunities for around 6,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists and employment for more than 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts workers. Employment of the latter is a key item on most funding claims. Developing fashion also gets a guernsey “ especially at the home of stuffed figurines, Yarrenyty Arltere in Alice Springs.

So welcome to hitherto unknown organisations such as Burrunju in the ACT, Karungkarni in the NT and Mardbalk Arts on South Goulburn Island, Gidarjil in Central Queensland and Gallery Kaiela in Victoria. But are there no art centres or artists in Tasmania? No funding.

Seven arts facilitator organisations support the often-lonely art centres “ taking $2.38m, more than 10% of the total.

Here are the lucky ones:
Australian Capital Territory
Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation To support Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Canberra region. $100,000
New South Wales
Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place Incorporated To support the Armidale and Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Armidale region. $80,000
Arts Northern Rivers Incorporated To support Arts Northern Rivers to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Northern Rivers region. $100,000
Arts Out West Incorporated To support Arts Out West to provide visual arts services to artists based in Central West New South Wales. $80,000
Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service To support the Dunghutti-Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Dunghutti region including the town of Kempsey. $100,000
Northern Territory
Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Arlpwe Artists to provide services to visual artists based in the Ali-Curung community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $385,000
Artists of Ampilatwatja Aboriginal Corporation To support Artists of Ampilatwatja to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ampilatwatja community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $176,430
Arnhem Northern & Kimberley Artist Aboriginal Corporation (ANKA) To support ANKA to provide business development, training and advocacy for Indigenous art centres and artists in the Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, Kimberley and Tiwi Islands regions. $677,521
Barkly Regional Arts Incorporated To support Barkly Regional Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Barkly Region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $329,698
Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation To support Maningrida Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Maningrida community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $374,396
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Inc. To support Buku-Larrnggay Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Yirrkala community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $375,720
Bula’bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Bula’bula Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ramingining community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $199,850
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation Limited To contribute to the delivery of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, which promotes Indigenous visual art, and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers from over 40 art centres nationally. $135,000
Desart Incorporated To support Desart to provide business development, training and advocacy for Indigenous art centres and artists in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia and manage the national Stories Art Money sales system. $765,968
Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Ghunmarn Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Beswick community and engage Indigenous arts workers.$256,480
Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Durrmu Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in Peppimenarti community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Gapuwiyak Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in Gapuwiyak in remote East Arnhem Land and engage Indigenous arts workers. $175,000
Hermannsburg Potters Aboriginal Corporation To support Hermannsburg Potters to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Hermannsburg community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Ikuntji Artists to provide services to visual artists based in the Haasts Bluff community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $221,126
IItja Ntjarra Aboriginal Corporation To support IItja Ntjarra Arts to provide services to Hermannsburg watercolourists based in the Alice Springs region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $200,000
Injalak Arts and Crafts Association Incorporated To support Injalak Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Gunbalanya community and engage Indigenous arts workers.$276,075
Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association To support Jilamara Arts and Crafts to provide services to visual artists based in the Milikapiti community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $238,576
Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation To support Karungkarni Art and Culture Centre to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Kalkarindji community. $145,000
Keringke Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Keringke Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Santa Teresa community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $430,000
Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Association Incorporated To support Waralungku Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Borroloola community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $176,430
Marthakal Homelands and Resource Centre Association To support Elcho Island Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Galiwin’ku community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Merrepen Arts, Culture and Language Aboriginal Corporation To support Merrepen Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River) community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Milingimbi Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation To support Milingimbi Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Milingimbi community and engage Indigenous arts workers. This includes one-off funding of $69,852 to support the refurbishment of a building to be used for staff housing. $349,852
Mimi Ngurrdalingi Aboriginal Corporation To support Mimi Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Katherine region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $316,080
Munupi Arts and Crafts Association To support Munupi Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Pirlangimpi community, Melville Island and engage Indigenous arts workers. $209,288
Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation To support the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation to provide services to visual artists based in the Mutitjulu community through Walkatjara Arts and engage an Indigenous arts worker. $115,000
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council Aboriginal Corporation To support the Tjanpi Desert Weavers to provide services to visual artists based in the NPY region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $215,000
Ngukurr Art Aboriginal Corporation To support Ngukurr Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Ngukurr community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $242,860
Numburindi Corporation Limited To support Numburindi Corporation Limited to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Numbulwar community. $80,000
Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal Corporation To support Papunya Tjupi Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Papunya community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $242,860
Tangentyere Council Incorporated To support Tangentyere Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Alice Springs Town Camps and engage Indigenous arts workers. This includes one-off funding of $40,000 to support Yarrenyty Arltere Artists to develop a wearable textile range. $409,900
Tapatjatjaka Art and Craft Aboriginal Corporation To support Tapatjatjaka Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Titjikala community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $238,576
Tiwi Designs Aboriginal Corporation To support Tiwi Designs to provide services to visual artists based in the Wurrumiyanga community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $285,414
Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Warlukurlangu Artists to provide arts services to visual artists based in the Yuendumu region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $190,000
Warnayaka Art and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation To support Warnayaka Arts to provide services to visual artists based in and around the Lajamanu region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $285,414
Yagbani Aboriginal Corporation To support Mardbalk Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the South Goulburn Island region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $200,000
Queensland
Aurukun Shire Council To support Wik and Kugu Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Aurukun region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $190,000
Bamanga Bubu Ngadimunku To support Yalanji Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Mossman Gorge region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Limited To contribute to the delivery of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, which promotes Indigenous visual art, and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands. $90,000
Gidarjil Development Corporation Limited To support Gidarjil Development Corporation to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Central Queensland and Wide Bay regions. $70,000
Girringun Aboriginal Corporation To support Girringun Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Girringun region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $213,220
Hopevale Aboriginal Corporation for Arts and Culture To support Hopevale Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Hopevale region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $200,000
Indigenous Art Centre Alliance Incorporated To support the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance to provide business development, training and advocacy for Indigenous art centres and artists in Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands. $186,000
Lockhart River Arts Indigenous Corporation To support Lockhart River Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Lockhart River Aboriginal community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $285,000
Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation To support Mornington Island Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based on Mornington Island and engage Indigenous arts workers. $243,000
Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural Centre Incorporated To support Pormpuraaw Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Pormpuraaw community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $275,000
Salt Water Murri’s” Quandamooka Incorporated To support Salt Water Murri’s”Quandamooka Aboriginal Art Gallery to provide visual arts services to artists based on North Stradbroke Island. $85,000
Umi Arts Limited To support Umi Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Cairns region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $213,268
Wei’Num Arts and Crafts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation To support Wei’Num Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Western Cape York region. $80,000
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council To support Bana Yirriji Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Wujal Wujal community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $146,430
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council To support the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council to provide services to visual artists based in and around the Yarrabah region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $190,000
Badhulgaw Kuthinaw Mudh Torres Strait Islander Corporation To support the Badu Arts to provide services to visual artists based on Badu Island and engage Indigenous arts workers. $282,000
Erub Erwer Meta Torres Strait Islander Corporation To support Erub Erwer Meta Arts to provide services to visual artists based on Darnley Island and engage Indigenous arts workers. $283,000
Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Torres Strait Islander Corporation To support Ngalmun Lagau Minaral to provide services to visual artists based on Moa Island and engage Indigenous arts workers. $240,000
South Australia
Ananguku Arts and Cultural Aboriginal Corporation To support Ananguku Arts to provide training, development and advocacy for Aboriginal art centres and artists in regional South Australia, including two art centre members in the Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. $200,000
Ananguku Mimili Maku Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Mimili Maku Arts to provide services to visual artists based in and around the Mimili community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $241,432
APY Art Centre Collective Aboriginal Corporation To support the APY Art Centre Collective to deliver services to visual artists based in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. $80,000
Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation To support Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation to provide services to visual artists based in the Ceduna region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $256,500
Ernabella Arts Incorporated To support Ernabella Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the community of Ernabella and engage Indigenous arts workers. $299,490
Iwantja Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation To support Iwantja Arts to provide services to visual artists based in and around the community of Indulkana and engage Indigenous arts workers. $238,576
Kaltjiti Arts and Crafts Incorporated To support Kaltjiti Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in and around the community of Fregon and engage Indigenous arts workers. $342,510
Tjala Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Tjala Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in and around the community of Amata and engage Indigenous arts workers. $309,290
Ninuku Arts Indigenous Corporation To support Ninuku Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Kalka and Pipalyatjara communities and engage Indigenous arts workers. $238,576
Tjungu Palya Aboriginal Corporation To support Tjungu Palya to provide services to visual artists based in the Nyapari, Kanpi, Watarru and surrounding homelands and engage Indigenous arts workers. $208,432
Victoria
Aboriginal Corporation for Frankston and Mornington Peninsula Indigenous Artists To support Baluk Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Frankston, Mornington Peninsula and South East Melbourne region of Victoria. $100,000
Gallery Kaiela Incorporated To support Gallery Kaiela to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Shepparton (Kaiela Dhungala) region. $80,000
Koorie Heritage Trust Incorporated To support the Koorie Heritage Trust to provide visual arts services to artists based in Victoria. $70,000
Western Australia
Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia Aboriginal Corporation (AACHWA) To support AACHWA to provide business development, training and advocacy for Indigenous art centres and artists in Western Australia. $258,000
Badimia Land Aboriginal Corporation To provide visual arts services to artists based on Badimia and Wadjarri country in Western Australia. $90,000
City of Bunbury To support Bunbury Regional Art Galleries to develop and deliver a program of activities for Noongar artists based in the south-west of Western Australia, in consultation with partner organisations. $90,000
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries To contribute to the delivery of the Revealed Emerging Artist’s Showcase event, which promotes Indigenous visual art and supports the professional development of Indigenous artists and arts workers in Western Australia. $90,000
FORM Building a state of creativity Incorporated To support FORM to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Port Hedland region through Spinifex Hill Artists and engage an Indigenous arts worker. $145,000
Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency Aboriginal Corporation To support Mangkaja Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Fitzroy Crossing region, Western Australia and engage Indigenous arts workers. $242,860
Mara Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Yamaji Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Geraldton region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $166,630
Mowanjum Artists Spirit of the Wandjina Aboriginal Corporation To support Mowanjum Artists to provide services to visual artists based in the Mowanjum community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $420,000
Papulankutja Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Papulankutja Artists to provide services to visual artists in the Blackstone and Mantamaru communities and engage Indigenous arts workers. $229,851
Shire of East Pilbara To support Martumili Artists to provide services to visual artists based in the East Pilbara region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $271,000
Shire of Halls Creek To support Yarliyil Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in Halls Creek and engage Indigenous arts workers. $180,000
Shire of Wiluna To support the Birriliburu Artists and Tjukurba Art Gallery to provide visual arts services to artists in the Shire of Wiluna region. $145,000
Spinifex Arts Project Aboriginal Corporation To support Spinifex Arts Project to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Great Victoria Desert region and engage Indigenous arts workers. $238,576
Tjarlirli Art Indigenous Corporation To support Tjarlirli Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Tjukurla (WA) and Docker River (NT) communities and engage Indigenous arts workers. $260,000
Warakurna Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Warakurna Artists to provide services to visual artists based in the Warakurna, Kayili and Patjarr communities and engage Indigenous arts workers. $246,000
Waringarri Arts Aboriginal Corporation To support Waringarri Arts to provide services to visual artists based in the Kununurra region and Kalumburu community and engage Indigenous arts workers. This includes one-off funding of $30,765 to support electrical and plumbing costs associated with a studio expansion project. $413,485
Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation To support Warlayirti Artists to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Balgo community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $276,080
Warmun Art Aboriginal Corporation To support Warmun Arts to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Warmun Community and engage Indigenous arts workers. $309,290
Yawuru Jarndu Aboriginal Corporation To support Nagula Jarndu Designs to provide visual arts services to artists based in the Broome region in Western Australia and engage an Indigenous arts worker. $125,000
National
Arts Law Centre of Australia To support Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program which provides legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. $85,000
Indigenous Art Code Limited To support the Indigenous Art Code to promote fair and ethical trade between commercial art dealers and Indigenous visual artists. $275,000
Macquarie University To support completion of the Far North Queensland component of the National Survey of Remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist $35,000

Url: https://www.arts.gov.au/departmental-news/2081-million-support-indigenous-visual-arts