Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS)

Launch of Tjanpi Lampshades in partnership with Koskela 2012. Photo credit: Anson Smart. Copyright Koskela.


2013–14 funding round outcomes

About Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS)

The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program (IVAIS) aims to support and develop professional Indigenous visual arts practice, and build a stronger sector.

To achieve this objective, IVAIS funding:

  • supports the operations of Indigenous art centres, and organisations involved in the production, promotion and marketing of Indigenous visual art
  • provides opportunities for Indigenous artists to maintain, develop and extend their professional art practice
  • provides opportunities for art centre staff, artists and Board members to develop professional skills and experience
  • facilitates the delivery of services to the Indigenous visual arts industry by allied industry support organisations.

IVAIS is a national competitive program, and is part of a coordinated approach to develop the Indigenous visual arts sector as outlined in the Indigenous Art Centre Plan.

Eligibility for funding is outlined in the Funding for Indigenous Culture, Languages and Visual Arts—2013–14 Guidelines.


Photo source

Wipana Jimmy working at Tjungu Palya Artists, Nyapari, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands, South Australia.
Eunice Porter and tjanpi minyma outside Warakurna Women's Centre.