The Indigenous Experimental Art Fund is a new initiative supporting Indigenous-led projects that benefit the development of contemporary Indigenous media, interdisciplinary and hybrid art practitioners.
This is a 3-year program supported by the Inter-Arts Office and the Music, Theatre and Visual Arts boards of the Australia Council. The fund is not solely for Indigenous practitioners, but projects must be led by Indigenous artists, producers and curators.
The main focus for this category is to:
•support the practice of Indigenous artists working experimentally across art forms
•foster new connections between artists, new projects and partnerships with institutions
•facilitate the development and presentation of contemporary experimental art projects which are Indigenous-led.
The Australia Council invites applications from established and early career Indigenous artists who are exploring new artistic processes, engaging with artistic risk and fostering new art form practices. In addition applications are encouraged for Indigenous-led projects that support collaboration between artists working with media, performance, sound, visual and hybrid arts, writers, curators, producers, institutions, communities and audiences.
Your project can span up to 18 months. Your proposal will be more competitive if you seek additional funding from other sources.
The main focus for this category is to support research and development, creative development and production and presentation.