Department of Culture and the Arts

Gordon Stephenson House 140 William Street
WA 6000 Australia

The Department of Culture and the Arts undertakes a vast range of initiatives and partnerships to develop arts and culture in WA.
DCA recognises and values the talents of Aboriginal artists and acknowledges the depth and diversity of Aboriginal cultures. By working together, we make an important contribution to maintaining and further developing Aboriginal contemporary culture.

Arts Queensland

Level 16/ 111 George Street
QLD 4000 Australia

We recognise the public value of Queensland’s dynamic arts and cultural sector and its delivery on the Queensland Government’s community objectives. Specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities.

Arts Queensland is committed to ensuring integrity, accountability and consultation in delivering on our responsibilities and approach, and communicating outcomes.

Backing Indigenous Arts
Arts Queensland is a proud supporter of Indigenous artistic and cultural expression through the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA) Initiative – a $12.6 million investment over four years (2015/16 – 2018/19) to build sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industries.

Launched in 2007, Backing Indigenous Arts is a groundbreaking approach that supports artists from creation to market through an investment cycle that begins with art centres and individual grants and concludes with support for Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

Indigenous Art Centre network: 14 Indigenous art centres across Far North Queensland and representative body the Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA)
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF): Australia’s premier Indigenous Art Fair, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is dedicated to supporting the careers of Queensland Indigenous artists by providing a platform for market exposure and income generation
Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival: Biennial gathering in Cape York Peninsula, highlighting the many diverse Communities, language, song, dance and stories and showcasing the strength, pride and uniqueness of Aboriginal people
Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival: Biennial four-day festival to celebrate and preserve Torres Strait Islander language, art, song and dance
Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund (IRADF) program: a partnership between Arts Queensland and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities represented by 16 participating councils and organisations.
Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts: a registered training organisation dedicated to the development of Indigenous performing artists developing the skills, expertise and practical experience necessary to succeed in the Australian performing arts industry.
Capacity building: working with the sector to develop skills and knowledge through workshops, mentoring, connector events and online tools.

Arts NT, Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

First Floor, 9 Cavenagh Street
NT 0800 Australia

The Department of Tourism and Culture was formed in 2016 with a shared and united purpose in:

  • providing industry and sector support to assist with development, governance and viability
  • providing grant funding to support a variety of activities and events
  • conserving and protecting places, objects, events, natural and other elements which make up the physical and cultural identity of the Northern Territory
  • promoting our physical and cultural identity, together with the Northern Territory more broadly, to inspire people from outside of the region to visit, and also encourage participation by Territorians.

The Department of Tourism and Culture’s vision is to create compelling reasons to live in and visit the Northern Territory.

It employs more than 640 staff with a workforce dedicated to attracting more visitors to the NT, creating adesirable place to live and working to conserve and preserve our natural and cultural assets for future generations.

The Department has two Ministers, one CEO and four divisions. Arts NT is a unit of the Community Participation, Sport and the Arts Division.

Arts NT supports, develops and promotes the growth of the creative arts sector. Arts NT gives advice, develops partnerships and provides financial and infrastructure support for the arts.

Arts NT programs include the NT Arts Grants Program and the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund. Funded programs help the development of artists and organisations in the Northern Territory (NT). These programs aim to explore, express and showcase NT identity through arts and culture.

Arts NT takes part in national arts and culture policy working groups, research and evaluation projects. These impact on how the arts make a positive contribution to healthy and creative communities. Arts NT’s role in collaborative projects across the Northern Territory Government helps to make sure the NT’s position on a national scale is strengthened and supported. Arts NT aims to make sure Territorians have access to a variety of arts and culture activities, as audience members and active participants.

Arts South Australia, Department of the Premier and Cabinet

State Administration Centre, 200 Victoria Square
SA 5000 Australia

The role of Arts South Australia is to ensure that the State recognises and capitalises on economic opportunities arising from the diverse arts and cultural organisations, practitioners, events and physical assets in the state by developing programs that build on cultural heritage and creativity, and providing financial support to the creative industries.

Arts and cultural development in the State is characterised by a diversity of practice and practitioners, unique and historic assets and facilities, world renowned collections and a commitment to arts for all regardless of geographic location or circumstance.

High quality arts experiences challenge and enrich the lives of South Australians. Support for the arts is demonstrated by:

support for the subsidised sector (organisations and individuals)
support for the making of work by South Australian artists
promotion nationally and internationally of work, either as an audience member or participant
care of the state’s collections and the buildings and assets that house them
care of the performing arts venues and assets.