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Indigenous Art Code

Indigenous Art Code

A fair go for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

The Indigenous Art Code empowers artists and supports them to achieve fair and transparent commercial opportunities for their art.

Indigenous Art Code Ltd (IartC) administers the voluntary industry Code of Conduct, known as the Code, which is a set of rules and guidelines that Dealer Members, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, commit to follow to ensure ethical practices and fair treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

There are three categories of membership of the Indigenous Art Code: Artist, Dealer and Supporter.

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A message for consumers

A message for consumers

Buyers can and should play a part in ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists get a fair go.

IartC Chair, Stephanie Parkin, shares this message with you.

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Indigenous Art Code Chair, Stephanie Parkin discusses the role buyers have to play in the ethical art trade. ©Indigenous Art Code. Film: ZakPage.

What does the Indigenous Art Code do?

The IartC works to four strategic priorities to ensure we support a fair go for artists

Advocate for a fair, ethical and respectful Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art market

Provide clear advice and information to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artist Members and potential applicants

Maintain a strong, engaged and compliant Dealer Membership base

Ensure the IartC is a well-resourced and effective organisation

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