List of arts organisations and venues

The following is a list of arts organisations and venues which may be able to offer you advice and support.

Arnhem, Northern and Kimberley  Aboriginal Artists
The peak advocacy and support body for Aboriginal artists and art centres across northern Australia. Phone: 08 8981 6134
Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring Works with artists from around the Northern Territory (NT) to develop and tour their work to local, national and international audiences. This includes visual arts, music, performing arts, traditional and contemporary dance. Phone: 08 8941 1444 (Darwin)
Phone: 08 8953 5941 (Alice Springs)
Arts Access Darwin

Provides arts-based workshops, professional development opportunities and produces events inclusive of people with disability.

Arts Access Darwin partners with disability service providers and arts organisations to increase access to, and participation in, the arts for people with disability in Darwin.

Phone: 08 7903 9310
Barkly Regional Arts The regional hub for the arts in the Barkly region. Barkly Regional Arts works with remote Aboriginal communities to deliver arts programs. Phone: 08 8962 2799
Brown's Mart Arts Provides project support and management for the development, creation and production of new works. Brown's Mart Arts also manages the precinct including the heritage listed theatre. Venue phone: 08 8981 5522
Central Craft Supports and promotes traditional and contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia. Phone: 08 8952 4417
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts Provides skills development and performance opportunities for young people aged 5 to 25. Phone: 08 8948 3200
Darwin Community Arts Facilitates arts and cultural development that reflects and celebrates communities' diversity and creativity. Phone: 08 8945 7347
Darwin Entertainment Centre (DEC) The premier performing arts and entertainment venue in Darwin. It can accommodate large and small performances, events and conventions. DEC has hosted major national and international acts as well as NT artists. Phone: 08 8980 3333
Darwin Symphony Orchestra Performs a range of orchestral music for the community of the NT and an avenue for growth of skills and experience of its members. Phone: 08 8946 6488
Desart The peak arts body for Central Australian Aboriginal arts and crafts centres. Phone: 08 8953 4736
Darwin Visual Arts 

DVA is an artist-run space committed to advancing contemporary art that is relevant in the local, national and international context.

DVA provides a forum for the production and exhibition of Territory, Australian and international contemporary art and related practices.

Phone: 08 8981 9351
Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
A cross-cultural enterprise in the Katherine region which provides a contemporary meeting place in which to celebrate, learn, create and share culture. Phone: 08 8972 3751
Happy Yess A community-run, not-for-profit, live original music and arts venue. It supports local original musicians and artists across a wide range of genres and art forms.
Incite Arts A community-engaged arts organisation that works with young people, people with disability, Aboriginal communities and other diverse communities. Phone: 08 8952 6338
Katherine Regional Arts

A community arts and cultural development organisation based in Katherine.

It provides advice and promotional support for artists and organisations, and increases community participation in the arts.

Phone: 08 8971 0928
Music NT The contemporary music office for the NT representing, developing and servicing the music industry, while establishing and maintaining links with peak industry bodies on a national level.

Phone: 08 8981 1995 (Darwin)
Phone: 08 8952 0322 (Alice Springs)

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art The leading centre for contemporary visual art in the NT - bringing together diverse communities of artists and audiences to engage with contemporary ideas and practices. Phone: 08 8981 5368
NT Writers' Centre Supports, develops and showcases writing and storytelling in the NT. Members range from hobby writers to published authors.            Phone: 08 8941 2651
Red Hot Arts Central Australia (RHACA)Provides accessible spaces, workshops, support and events to facilitate, promote and build the capacity of arts and local artists in Central Australia.

RHACA runs the annual Desert Festival, an 11-day festival celebrating local arts and culture.
Phone: 08 8952 2392
Tactile Arts A member-based, community arts organisation showcasing and promoting makers of contemporary art and craft in the Top End of the NT. Phone: 08 8981 6616
Tracks Dance Company Works with professional artists and community members to produce high quality, inclusive and innovative dance performances.

Phone: 08 8941 1410

Watch This Space

Supports local, national and international artists, both emerging and established.

It fosters and values contemporary art practice in the central desert region by presenting a program of exhibitions and offsite projects that inspire and stimulate local, interstate and international audiences.

Phone: 08 8952 1949

Local Government Association of the Northern Territory The peak organisation representing the interests of local government in the Northern Territory. It provides information on all local governments in the

Arts Law Centre of Australia

A not-for-profit company established with the support of the Australia Council.

It provides specialised legal and business advice and referral services, professional development resources and advocacy for artists and arts organisations.

Phone: 02 9356 2566 or
1800 221 457
Australian Copyright Council An independent non-profit organisation providing information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. Also produces publications, research, and submissions on copyright policy issue. Phone: 02 8815 9777
Australian Government - Ministry for the Arts

The Ministry for the Arts is the Australian Government's arts and culture policy body.

It provides funding and grants to arts and cultural organisations and individual artists from across Australia to advance cultural and Indigenous sectors.

Phone: 02 6141 6666
Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) Australia's peak national network and advocacy body for artists working in art and science, emerging art practices, mobile and portable platforms and experimental sound. Phone: 08 8231 9037

Offers a wide range of artistic and cultural programs that enable Australians to develop their talents and experience by working in and with Asia.

It establishes personal contacts, ongoing communication networks and further projects.

Art form areas include visual arts, performing arts, literature and arts management.

Phone: 03 8344 4800
Australia Council for the Arts

The Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body.

It provides a range of grant programs for artists and arts organisations.

Phone: 02 9215 9000 or 1800 226 912
Creative Partnerships Australia

Promotes, encourages and facilitates business, philanthropic and donor support for the arts.

CPA works with the business sector, arts and cultural sector, the philanthropic sector and governments including local councils throughout Australia to deliver delivering services including partnering, volunteering and programs.

Phone: 08 8943 0657
Copyright Agency Limited

Provides assistance for people to reproduce, store and share words, images and other creative content, in return for fair payment.

CAL connects the creators, owners and users of copyright material. It has also been appointed by the Australian Government to manage the artists' resale royalty scheme that commenced in June 2010.
National Association for the Visual Arts

Manages an online meeting place for everyone involved or interested in Australian visual arts and craft.

It gives grants to assist artists in their professional development, publicises other grants, prizes, exhibition opportunities and residencies to its members.

Phone: 02 9368 1900
Regional Arts Australia
The key national body representing the broad and complex interests and concerns of those working with and for the arts in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Artbank Supports established and emerging visual artists and craftspeople by buying contemporary Australian artworks and showcasing them through its rental scheme.
Artshub Australia

Australia's leader for professionals working within the arts.

It promotes arts jobs, news, events and information.
Cultural Gifts Program Offers tax incentives for private donors of culturally significant items to public art galleries and other collecting institutions.
Grant Finder Find suitable and relevant grants for community projects through the Australian Government Department of Business.
Indigenous arts, culture and languages Provides information about activities that promote Indigenous cultures.
Our Community Provides information to non-profit groups about available grants and funding.

It offers subscription models.
Register of Cultural Organisations A register of cultural bodies qualified to offer a tax deduction to donors.

Last updated: 15 March 2022

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