The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association is holding a general meeting on Saturday the 15th of August 2009 at 10 am at the Palms City Resort on The Esplanade in Darwin. This coincides with the Annual Telstra Indigenous Art Awards which are being held the night before.

The General Meeting in Darwin will be an important meeting for all working within the Indigenous Fine Art Industry. The meeting will provide an opportunity to get up to date with regard to the new Government inspired Industry Code of Conduct (CoC). President of ART.TRADE Ian Plunkett has been participating in the Industry Alliance Reference Group which has been set up by the Australia Council under the auspices of the Federal Arts Minister to implement the CoC for the entire Indigenous Arts Industry as recommended by the recent Senate Enquiry. It is envisaged that this new CoC will be up and running by the 9th October, 2009.

The meeting will provide members with a chance to get up to speed on the new COC as well as ask questions and discus this major change within the industry.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Alice Springs:

The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association’s Annual General meeting will be held in Alice Springs on the 5th of September in Alice Springs which will coincide with the Desert Mob festival. This meeting gives members an opportunity to vote for the New ART.TRADE Board as well as discuss a number of important issues and developments within the Aboriginal Art Industry.