Department of Communications and the Arts

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support, Grant Round 2019/20

Funding will be provided to organisations for activities that best contribute to delivery of the following Program outcomes:   

• a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

• the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.


To be eligible an organisation must be one of the following entity types: 

• an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006

• an organisation established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or State or Territory legislation

• a company incorporated in Australia

• a company limited by guarantee

• an incorporated association

• a not-for-profit organisation

• a publicly funded research organisation

• an Australian local government body

• State or Territory Government

• have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

• be registered for the Goods and Services Tax, if required by the Tax Office

• have no overdue acquittals or serious breaches relating to Australian Government funding. A serious breach is one that has resulted in, or warrants, the termination of a grant agreement

Grant Activity Timeframe: 1-July-2020 to 30-June-2022

Total Amount Available (AUD): $700,000.00

Estimated Grant Value (AUD): From $5,000.00 to $80,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications must be lodged through SmartyGrants, which can be accessed through this link Applications will not be accepted through any other format.


Applications close
16 Mar 2020
Amount Upon Application
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts
Arts organisation
Grant Type
Market development
New work
Presentation & Promotion
Skills development
Applicant Type
Department of Communications and the Arts (opens in new window)
IVAIS Contact Officer
1800 006 992