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A report summarising consultations on the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts key organisations has been released.

The ‘making solid ground’ review examined the Australia Councilís Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key organisations program and new ways to support the national Indigenous arts infrastructure.

More than 180 people attended meetings and workshops held in 11 centres across Australia, including all capital cities, Cairns, Broome, Launceston and the Torres Strait.

Australia Council executive director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts Lydia Miller said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took part in the national consultation and contributed their time, thoughts and ideas on a new funding model for key organisations.”

The report identifies 10 priority areas for supporting the growth and sustainability of Indigenous arts infrastructure.

If you would like to discuss the report, contact Lydia Miller, executive director Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, on 02 9215 9170 or 1800 226 912 or email

NB: An information kit about making an accredited partner organisation for National Indigenous Arts Infrastructure program is also available for download:

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