QLD 4870 Australia
IACA is the peak body supporting Indigenous art centres across far north Queensland and the Torres Strait. We support culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises.
WA 6056 Australia
The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia, otherwise known as AACHWA, is the peak body for Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia. AACHWA is driven by a strong Aboriginal-majority Board which ensures key decisions and strategic directions are progressed in relevant and culturally appropriate ways.
NT 0800 Australia
The Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKA) is the peak advocacy and support agency for Aboriginal artists working individually and through 48 remote Art Centres spread across a vast area of approximately 1 million square kilometres. ANKA serves four regions, including Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and the Tiwi Islands regions. Many of its 5000 members are internationally acclaimed artists and important community leaders.
NT 0871 Australia
Based in Alice Springs, Desart has provided support services to Aboriginal art centres for over twenty years. Desart provides a united voice for its member art centres in a vast region of Central Australia, advocating on their behalf, and delivering support programs on a ‘culture first’ principle to promote a thriving, ethical industry and sustainable careers for Aboriginal artists and art workers. Desart’s suite of programs includes: strong business (governance and operations), human resources and infrastructure; Aboriginal art worker training and career development; and marketing opportunities and initiatives, including the celebrated annual Desert Mob event in Alice Springs. Desart is a conduit for broad engagement with remote Central Australian art centres (including APY and Ngaanyatjarra Lands, the Barkly and into the Pilbara) and it has a national reputation for its effective advocacy with governments, the broader arts industry, and cross-sector collaborations, highlighting the unique position Aboriginal art centres hold in the national arts and cultural landscape, their successes, needs and challenges.