Investing in Culture: Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants Awarded

The Territory Labor Government continues to invest in our regions, boosting economic growth across the Territory’s art, cultural and tourism sectors and creating jobs in regional areas.

The Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grant program is part of this investment and provides assistance to upgrade or enhance arts and cultural infrastructure, prioritising regional and remote development across the Territory.

Round 4 of the Grant program will provide $787,852 to thirteen projects across nine arts and cultural facilities in the Alice Springs/Uluru, Katherine and Arnhem Land regions.

Tangentyere Artists Art Centre in Alice Springs received two grants in Round 4, including a small grant to enable the Tangentyere Artists to extend an existing mural.

The Art Centre also received a large infrastructure grant of $99,963 to carry out internal refurbishments and external upgrades including installing a shade structure, fire pit and outdoor lighting and extending a concrete path.

The Tangentyere Artists Art Centre is renowned for figurative paintings, diversity of mark making, rich colour palettes and embracing traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art making. With around 400 artists making up Tangentyere Artists the artwork represents the breadth and depth of Central Australian cultural diversity.

Millingimbi Art and Cultural Centre has received $100,000 to replace the roof which was damaged in 2016 during Tropical Cyclone Lam, undertake termite treatment, electrical upgrades and a new container to house an office, community collection and artwork storage.

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre features works from Yolu artists and the infrastructure works will expand the Centre’s administrative capacity and increase the work space for its artists.

The Centre has begun repatriating thousands of historical digital images of art works, objects, and day-to-day life from the community and has strong relationships with national and international collecting institutions.

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation received $99,691 to upgrade three of Maningrida’s arts and cultural venues including the world famous Bábbarra Women’s Centre, which recently had five Aboriginal artists travel to Paris to open their exhibition Jarracharra at the Australian embassy in Paris, and will remain on display until January 2020.

Their journey received world-wide attention and features in the 60th anniversary issue of Vogue Australia.

A further $499,569 supports business development and capacity building for five NT art and cultural facilities including Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Arts Centre in Yirrkala, NE Arnhem Land; Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre in Tennant Creek; Kulamindini Arts Centre in Elliott; Mimi Aboriginal Arts and Crafts; and Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts & Culture Centre in the Katherine region.

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