The 2017 NIAA awards night
This video was livestreamed from the event held on the 27 May 2017.
The 2019 National Indigenous Arts Awards celebrate the significant contribution of First Nations artists to the vibrancy of Australian arts, and celebrate the work and achievements of both established and emerging artists.
The 2018 recipients join an impressive alumni of First Nations artists and leaders, who have been recognised for excellence in their work.
Thomas E.S. Kelly – The Dreaming Award (for emerging artists aged 18-26 years)
Mrs Mavis Ngallametta and Mr John Mawurndjul AM – The Red Ochre Award (for lifetime achievement)
Hetti Perkins– The 2018 Australia Council Fellowship (for established artists, supporting creative activity and professional development for up to two years)
The Australia Council is now calling for Expressions of Interest for the 2019 Young and Emerging Dreaming Award.
The Dreaming Award was established in 2012 to support an inspirational young artist aged 18-26 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships. The mentor/partner will be another established professional artist or arts institution nominated by the artist.
The Dreaming Award is self-nominated and you can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. It does not count as one of the three grant applications that can be submitted throughout the year to the Australia Council Grant Programs.
This award will be presented at the National Indigenous Arts Awards in May 2019.
Closing date: 11:59pm Wednesday 7 November 2018. Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
Who can apply?
First Nations emerging artists and arts workers aged 18-26 years.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel assess the application based on the following assessment criteria:
· the strength of the project concept
· the artistic merit of the concept
· the cultural integrity of the project
· professional development benefits for the individual and the art form involved
· experience of the artists and/or arts workers involved, with skills appropriate to the project.
What to expect in the application
You will need the following for your application:
· a brief summary of the project (100 characters or less)
· detailed description (8000 characters or less) explaining:
· what you plan to do
· how you plan to do it
· its aims and expected outcomes
· why this project is important as a young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist.
Remember to consider the above assessment criteria in your response.
· letters of support
· letters of confirmation
· artistic support material.
How to apply
To apply for the award, click the button below and sign in to your Australia Council account (if you do not already have one, please register for a new account). Once signed in, click on Grants & Grant Reporting and select Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the drop-down menu.Click the blue button to Start a New expression of interest (EOI).
You will be asked if you are applying as a Group, and Individual or an Organisation. Select Individual and then selectYoung and Emerging Dreaming Award
You will then be asked to confirm and/or update your details.
The prestigious Red Ochre Award was established by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board in 1993 to pay tribute to a senior male and a senior female Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person for their outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts, both nationally and internationally.
The Red Ochre Award now includes recognition of both an outstanding senior male artist and an outstanding senior female artist. Nominations for senior artists are accepted from arts and community organisations and individuals. Senior artists may not nominate themselves and nominations may only be made for a living artists. Awards will not be given posthumously.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel will be selecting the male and female award recipients and will take into account, as criteria, the artists’ outstanding lifetime achievement and contribution to:
· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts
· Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
· Artistic leadership
· Arts practice
Each award recipient will receive $50000.
To apply, first log in to your account by clicking the “Submit a Nomination” button or by clicking the following link:
1. Select: Award Nomination
2. Start a new Award
3. Select:Red Ochre
4. Confirm your details: These are your personal details – not the person you are nominating.
5. If everything is correct, select “Go to next page”.
6. Read the award guidelines.
Once you have read them, select the box ‘I have read and understand the guidelines for the award.’ Then, Go to next page.
7. Who are you nominating? Enter the details of the person you are nominating, and provide the best contact details.
8. About your nomination (8000 characters max)
You should also consider the selection criteria by which your nomination will be assessed:
· Lifetime contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
· Lifetime contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
· Artistic Leadership
For any questions in relation to the Young and Emerging Dreaming Award, please contact Airlie Welch on (02) 9215 9167 or firstname.lastname@example.org