The Museum Shops Association of Australia & New Zealand exists to maximise the creativity, success and reputation of cultural institution shops as core contributors to their institutions through advocacy and by providing assistance, information and professional development.
We aim to:
*Enhance communication between members through maintaining and disseminating current, high quality and relevant national and international information.
*Achieve excellence in cultural retail management through professional development.
*Be the centre of cultural retailing information through research and data collection.
*Raise the profile of the essential role of museum shops within their institutions and across the sector.
*Assist our members in making museum shops more effective and financially viable.
*Provide a voice for our members through advocating for member interests.
*Be an effective and sustainable organisation providing leadership to our members.
Arts Law was established in 1983 to meet the overwhelming demand from artists for accessible legal assistance. We are the only community legal centre for the arts in Australia. For 35 years, we have pursued our mission of empowering artists through the law by offering free or low cost legal advice, education, and resources to artists and arts organisations across Australia.
Artists in the Black is a specialised legal service from Arts Law tailored for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and arts organisations that aims to protect Indigenous artists and their culture from exploitation and misappropriation. We travel to art centres in regional and remote communities to deliver legal advice and education to Indigenous artists who would otherwise be unable to access legal assistance.
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF) provides an amazing and genuine opportunity for arts industry buyers, and art and design aficionados, to purchase art directly from Indigenous owned and incorporated Art Centres.
The Fair showcases the work of emerging and established artists and provides a space for visitors to meet them and to learn from the variety of different cultural groups across Australia. There are a range of styles, mediums and products available including paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art and cultural regalia. The diversity of Indigenous art at the DAAF is remarkable!
DAAF was originally conceived and designed to complement the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA). DAAF also celebrates the National Indigenous Music Awards and the Garma Festival which are also held over the same week.
Together, these prestigious events mark the most significant national festival of national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts in the world.
Visitors can experience art and design from established and emerging artists that chart the future of this vibrant and evolving contemporary Indigenous art scene. The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s annual program includes the fair which hosts artist workshops, spectacular traditional dance performances, children’s activity stations, film, panel discussions, fashion and more!