Future Focus for Aboriginal Art Centres

Aboriginal art centres are an important part of Western Australia’s cultural infrastructure and are located throughout the State. They have Aboriginal governance and support a wide range of artists.

Aboriginal art centres play a vital role in facilitating income generation, skills development and maintenance of culture across generations.

The purpose of Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Art Centres is to strengthen and advance the development of WA’s Aboriginal art centre sector. This includes well established, larger art centres to newer, smaller art centres.

Objectives

Future Focus supports organisations to develop self-identified, tailored solutions to improve organisational viability. In doing so it supports activities that demonstrate:

 

  • Strong Aboriginal governance; and
  • The potential for lasting impact and organisational viability.

The 2018-2019 program will prioritise applications that support the following areas:

 

  • Professional development funds providing opportunities for artists and artsworkers to participate in cultural exchange, project development and build on collaborative opportunities by travelling locally, nationally and internationally;
  • Collaborative marketing and branding activities that profile the value and quality of WA Aboriginal art centres and assist in developing new markets;
  • Business development for arts centre managers and/or other arts centre staff through collaborative training and coordination and mentorships; and
  • Community collections and digitization of archives to conserve, revitalise and share local stories.

Apply for a grant 

Check the Future Focus handbook for information on who can apply, when to apply and eligible activities.

Check the key dates calendar for closing dates.

Register or Login to Online Grants to apply online.

Refer to the First Time Applicant Handbook for instructions on completing your application.

Contact a Grants and Programs Officer if you need assistance.

 

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The purpose of Future Focus for WA Aboriginal Art Centres (Future Focus) is to strengthen and advance the development of WA’s Aboriginal art centre sector. This includes funding opportunities for individual organisations from well established, larger art centres to younger, smaller art centres. It is complemented by other programs responding strategically to the developmental needs of the sector.