Grants Support Diversity Of NT Arts Sector

NT Government

Seven Territory organisations have received Arts Industry Development grants to support initiatives that increase the capacity, profile and employment of artists with disability; and develop innovative and experimental projects that increase the accessibility, capacity and sustainability of the arts sector.

The ‘unchARTed’ grants provide up to $20,000 to promote innovation and growth under three categories – Accessible Arts, Audience Diversification, and Digital Capability.

Successful recipients of the ‘unchARTed’ grants are:

Lifestyle Solutions – $20,000 towards travel costs for Central Australian artist Adrian Jangala Robertson to attend his international solo exhibition in London;Music NT – $20,000 for a collaboration with Maitree and Yum Cha Arts to develop a prototype app to connect NT musicians with an international audience;Darwin Community Arts – $20,000 for skills development programs and short courses across a range of artistic mediums for Darwin based artists with disability;Incite Arts – $20,000 to provide a pilot program that will help Centralian arts organisations and groups to become better arts and disability allies; and accessible practitioners;Darwin Fringe Festival – $19,737 towards inclusivity and accessibility of the 2024 Fringe Festival;Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation – $20,000 to develop a disability action and inclusion plan in time for its main events in August; andHappy Yess – $20,000 to diversify performance venues through a mobile venue concept.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech:

“The arts are crucial for fostering the cultural vibrancy, social cohesion, and economic growth of the Territory.

“These grants support organisations to deliver innovative, accessible, and diverse initiatives that increase the capability, capacity, and sustainability of our arts sector.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Disabilities Ngaree Ah Kit:

“People with disabilities are valued members of communities across the NT, and the Lawler Labor Government is always looking for ways to encourage meaningful social participation.

“These grants will support a range of Territory organisations to increase accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in the arts and culture sector, and will promote wellbeing and equity.”

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