Become an IartC member
There are three ways to be part of the Indigenous Art Code Limited (IartC) – Artist, Dealer or Supporter Membership.
All individuals/organisations wishing to become members of the Indigenous Art Code under any of the three categories must complete an application form. This can either be submitted online or by downloading a membership application form (see below) and emailing the completed form and any supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Before completing your application form, please read the Indigenous Art Code.
Artist and Supporter Members of the IartC add their voice to the call for fair and ethical treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Dealer Members are individuals/organisations currently trading in Indigenous art who become signatories to the Code and commit to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and transparency in the promotion and sale of artwork.
The information and documentation requested during the application process is collected to assist the Board of Directors in determining whether you meet any eligibility criteria for your membership category and whether your conduct is likely to be consistent with the purpose and requirements of the Code.
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(including art centres and galleries)
Dealer Members are organisations and individuals who are engaged in commercial trade with Indigenous artists. These Members are signatories to the Code and must adhere to the Code’s requirements in conducting business. They must also respect the rules set out in the company constitution.
To be eligible for Dealer Membership you need to be currently trading. If you are yet to start starting in Indigenous art, please wait until you are doing so before applying.
Artist Members are practising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual artists who wish to add their voice to call to fair and ethical trade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. They are not bound by the Code but as Members, must abide by the rules set out in IartC’s constitution. There are no membership fees applicable for this category of membership.
Members in this category must only be selling their own artwork not that of any other artists. If you are an artist selling your own work as well as others, please apply for Dealer Membership.
Supporter Members are people and organisations who support the objects of the Code and its principles but are not involved in commercial trade with Indigenous artists. Supporter Members are not bound by the Code but must support and promote the ethical principles of the Code and abide by the rules set out in the IartC’s constitution.
Businesses trading in Indigenous art are not eligible for Supporter Membership. Please apply to become a Dealer Member.