State Government funding will create new arts experiences for Queensland audiences with investment from the Queensland Arts Showcase Program. The IVAIS program also supports the Indigenous Art Code , an industry-led voluntary code of conduct that promotes fair and ethical trade between art dealers and Indigenous visual artists. The Paley Center for Media (New York & Los Angeles) BMI supports seminars on composing television music; a database of programs with music contributed by BMI composers.
The Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program supports a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry with strong participation by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also strive to increase the capacity and resources of community-based arts organizations.
An assessment committee made up of OAC staff from the visual arts and craft office,the Deaf and Disability Arts & Access committee as well as artists or arts professionals from the disability arts sector reviews applications and makes recommendations on an ongoing basis.
The projects include single and multi-year activities across the visual arts, screen based art, music, digital arts, dance and physical theatre, performing arts, cross-disciplinary art forms, community arts as well as arts support and development projects.
Howard’s commitment to the craft center is indicative of his understanding of how critically necessary the arts are to the health of a community, both its economic vitality and the quality of life offered its residence,” commented Mary Daniel, former chairman of the board of Brookfield Craft Center.