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Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support, Grant Round 2020 for 2021/22

This is a preview of the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

IVAIS Funding Application

Grant Guidelines

Before starting this application, please ensure you have read and understood the:


Note: The following entities are not eligible for IVAIS funding:

  • Individuals
  • Unincorporated associations
  • Overseas residents or organisations based outside of Australia.

We cannot consider the application of an entity that is listed above. Full eligibility criteria is available in the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Grant Guidelines.

Indigenous Grants Policy

The IVAIS program is participating in a trial of the Indigenous Grants Policy (IGP) that was announced on 12 February 2018 by the former Minister for Indigenous Affairs. Further information about the IGP can be found in this media release.

This application form includes IGP related questions. For organisation's that receive funding, this data will be aggregated to show:

  • the total number that are Indigenous organisations
  • the total number and percentage of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians employed; and
  • for all non-Indigenous funded organisations, the estimated total value of goods and services that are provided by Indigenous businesses.


Privacy Notice

The Department of Communication and the Arts will use the information collected in this form to administer the IVAIS program.

Contact details provided in this form may be disclosed to the Minister for the Arts or other Members of Parliament. Otherwise, all other personal information will not be provided to any other person or organisation unless it is required by law.

For further information about our privacy obligations, (including in relation to how to access or correct personal information or make a complaint) and our contact details for privacy matters, please see our Privacy Policy.


Completing this Form

When you submit your application, your answers go into our database and will be used to generate several documents throughout the assessment process including the legal funding agreement (if you are successful).

It is essential that you take care to complete each question with the correct information and check your spelling etc.


When to Submit

Complete this application form to apply for funding for activities that take place in the 2021/22 financial year. Applications can be made anytime from 16 November 2020 and 5pm on 19 February 2021. Funding outcomes are expected to be known in May or June 2021.

  • Submit by 19 February 2021 for activities beginning after 1 July 2021.

Please note: IVAIS cannot fund an activity that has already occurred.