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Six Northern Territory artists, arts workers and arts organisations are sharing in $200,000 of Strategic Projects and Arts Industry Development grants under the Arts NT Creative Industries Program.

This investment is in addition to the $2 million Creative Industries Sector Immediate Response and Resilience Program. The aim is to improve access and participation in the arts for people with a disability, strengthen business opportunities for independent Territory creatives and support skills development.

Four projects will receive  Strategic Projects  funding to increase the capacity and profile of NT artists with disabilities through arts education and training, workshops and the development of community based projects. Recipients include:

  • LUMINOUS –  Disability Theatre Mentorship / Professional Development:  Tania Maree Lieman through Browns Mart Theatre.
  • Ngaruwanajirri Printmaking Workshop 2020 – Ngaruwanajirri Inc.
  • Strong Feelings – Incite Arts Inc.
  • Bindi Digital Arts Program – Desart on behalf of Lifestyle Solutions (Aust) Ltd.

Independent artist Karen Martin-Stone has been invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2021. Strategic Projects funding will support Karen to showcase her production  I See Dead People  at this international event and to increase her profile as an independent creative professional.

Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation will receive  Strategic Arts Industry Development  funding for the project  Town Camp Artists – Fabric and Fashion,  allowing the artists to develop their fashion business to increase revenue and support Aboriginal employment.

Local artist Karen Rogers has been awarded a  2020 Creative Fellowship  which supports Territory artists and arts professionals to do research or professional development to benefit their artistic practice and the arts, culture and creative industries. She will receive $25,000 to support her project  Ngukurr Fashion  and further her skills development in mentoring, marketing, business management, textile design and printing. Karen joins 2020 fellows Winsome Jobling, Jo Dutton, Sandra Thibodeaux and Michelle Culpitt.

For further information relating to Arts NT grant programs or for any COVID-19 questions, visit Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture website

Strategic Projects and Arts Industry Development grants