Category: Visual arts and crafts

Aboriginal Artists Agency Limited

The Aboriginal Artists Agency is a non-for profit organisation that operates a service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to create income from the reproduction of works of art. It arranges copyright clearance and licences for individuals wishing to use images of Indigenous artworks.

Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation (Ku Arts)

Ku Arts is an Aboriginal owned peak body for artists of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands in the far northwest of South Australia.

Art Source (WA)

Art Source is an organisation which helps visual artists and crafts practitioners.

Artists in the Black – Arts Law’s Indigenous service

The Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law) established the Artists in the Black (AITB) service in 2004, in response to the needs of the Indigenous arts community. AITB aims to increase access to advice and information about the legal rights of Indigenous artists, communities and arts organisations. Arts Law provides these services to Indigenous artists in a culturally appropriate way.

Arts Law Centre of Australia

The Arts Law Centre of Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, is the national community legal centre for the arts. It provides legal advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance, employment and taxation to artists and arts organisations across all art forms.

The Arts Law Centre of Australia has a specialised Indigenous service, Artists in the Black. Artists in the Black aims to increase access to advice and information about the legal rights of Indigenous artists and organisations in a culturally appropriate way thanks to the help of Indigenous staff.


ArtsCareer is an online professional development hub for artists and educators to access up-to-date career development information from around Australia. ArtsCareer provides resources for artists and educators from all disciplines, including dance, music, visual arts, theatre, writing and inter-arts. Click on an art form category in the left hand menu to get started. The website has been developed by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) in partnership with the arts and educational peak organisations across the country.

Artworkers (Qld)

Artworkers supports the people working in the visual art, craft and design industries in Queensland.

Association of Northern, Kimberly and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA)

ANKAAA is the peak advocacy and support agency for aboriginal artists and art centres located in the regions of Arnhem Land, Darwin/Katherine, the Kimberley and Tiwi Islands.

Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association (Art Trade)

Art Trade is the national organisation for persons and organisations experienced in the business of Indigenous art. Members of Art Trade must adhere to a Code of Ethics.

Black Book

The Black Book Directory includes more than 2,700 listings of Indigenous organisations and individuals working across 95 professions in the arts, media and cultural industries.

The Black Book Library is constantly evolving to include new artistic works by Indigenous people. It currently contains 2,000 works from the late 1890s until now.

Desart (Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres)

Desart is the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres. Its mission is to support Central Australian Aboriginal artists and art centres working together in a vigorous, ethical Aboriginal arts industry.

Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Culture (FATSILC)

The Federation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages and Culture is the national body for community based Indigenous language programs in Australia.


FORM is an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to advocating for and developing creativity in Western Australia. Form has a specific Indigenous program.

Indigenous Art Code Limited

Indigenous Art Code Limited is a public company established by the Australian Government to administer the Indigenous Art Commercial Code of Conduct (IACCC).

Indigenous Law Centre

Provides links to resources on Indigenous art and the law.

Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV)

MAV is a not for profit organisation promoting cultural diversity in the arts. MAV offers opportunities and support structures to artists and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

NAVA provides advocacy, advice and profession support to the visual arts, craft and design sectors.

Ninti One Ltd. (formerly Desert Knowledge CRC)

Desert Knowledge CRC was a research institution which focused on creating useful outcomes, with commercial application for desert people, communities and partners. The work of the DKCRC continues under Ninti One Limited, management company for the new Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP).

Office of Industrial Relations

Free publications to help employees and employers understand their rights and obligations under NSW industrial legislation. Has information about registering as an agent.

UMI Arts

UMI Arts is the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. 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.

Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Agency (VISCOPY)

Viscopy is the visual arts copyright collecting society. It licences the copyright in artistic works for its members, who are Australian and international visual artists and copyright owners.

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