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Indigenous Art Centre Launch Fund

The Indigenous Art Centre Launch Fund is a new two-year funding program available to Queensland based established Indigenous Art Centres (IACs) that are already engaged in supporting First Nations artists and arts workers in professional visual arts practice.

 

Objectives

The fund aims to:

  • support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts workers during COVID-19 recovery

  • support sustained operations of IACs that are new to the IAC network supported through Arts Queensland's Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA) initiative

  • strengthen and enrich the IAC network in Queensland

The funding builds on Queensland Government’s existing support delivered through the BIA Indigenous Art Centre (IAC) Multi-Year (2019-2023) funding.

 

Funding available

Indigenous Art Centres can apply for two-year funding (2020-21 and 2021-22) of up to $60,000 per annum to support:

  • operational costs for the delivery of arts and cultural services and activities
  • professional services costs related to governance, management and promotion of programs and products
  • initiatives that generate economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and artsworkers 

 

Eligibility criteria

Available to Queensland based established Indigenous Art Centres that are already engaged in supporting First Nations artists and arts workers in professional visual arts practice, and are not currently funded through Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA) initiative.

Additional eligibility criteria apply. See guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.

 

How to apply

Applications open: 20 July 2020

Applications close: 20 August 2020

  1. Read the support documents: guidelines (DOCX) (1.03 MB) , FAQs (DOCX) (418.38 KB)
  2. Apply online. If you cannot apply online, please contact Arts Queensland.

Online submission through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland's preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 53, or email investment@arts.qld.gov.au.

 

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