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

Wakefield House Level 16/ 30 Wakefield Street
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.

CIAF is committed to strengthening and celebrating culture, creating professional development opportunities for artists, and cultural exchange between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and visitors.

CIAF is focused on offering an ethical art market place, attracting national and international collectors and curators, commissioning new work and providing pathways for emerging visual and performance artists.

UMI Arts

335 Sheridan St
Cairns North
QLD 4870 Australia

UMI Arts was established in 2005 and its mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity.

UMI Arts also operates as the Cairns Indigenous Art Centre in order to provide support for Indigenous artists who live and work in Cairns.