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 has now closed

The 2013–14 Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) funding round has now closed.

2012–14 funding round outcomes

About Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS)

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) will provide approximately $8 million in 2013–14 to Indigenous art centres and allied industry organisations, with the objective of building a stronger Indigenous visual arts industry.

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 (219 KB PDF).

Eligibility for funding is outlined in the Funding for Indigenous Culture, Languages and Visual Arts 2013-14 Guidelines (PDF 7 MB).


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