29/04/2020

Outcomes of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development program, which closed in February 2020, have been announced. In a highly contested round, recommended applications totalled over $88 000.

Kaylene Whiskey Anangu Kungka and London Lady  2020Kaylene Whiskey Anangu Kungka and London Lady 2020 (detail). Image courtesy of the artist and Iwantja Arts

Six grants were awarded across the Project Assistance and Individual Artist Development categories, totalling $88 922.

Amongst the successful applicants was the Iwantja Arts and Crafts Aboriginal Corporation who received $10 000 for Kaylene Whiskey (work pictured above) to present her work in a major international exhibition in London.

The series, entitled SHEBODY, will be Whiskey’s first international exhibition.

The Adelaide Festival Centre received $21 385 for Our Mob, Our Words, Our Stories, the premiere of a new First Nations literary event coinciding with the OUR MOB (visual arts) exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development program supports art making, presentation and professional development across art forms.

Funded activity may be arts projects undertaken by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or which involve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures as the focus or beneficiaries of the activity.

This program offers two categories:

View the full list of recipients on the relevant category pages.

The dates for the next round of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Development program grants are yet to be announced.