Posted on March 10, 2010 - by sophia
The Namatjira project would not be possible without the support of our partners:
The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. They have supported many of Big hART’s projects over the years, and we are thrilled to have their continued support for the Namatjira project.
The Regional Arts Fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote Australia. It encourages partnerships that support home-grown arts activities which reduce isolation, exchange ideas and publicise opportunities.
Centrecorp Foundation supporting Indigenous educational opportunities and assisting our students on their professional development trip to Canberra for Namatjira to Now.
Mantra on Northbourne –Accommodation partner for Namatjira to Now in Canberra
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) – presenting events in collaboration with Namatjira to Now in Canberra.
The Southbank Centre – our presenting partner for our international premiere in London 2013.
The Iltja Ntjarra ‘Many-Hands’ Art Centre represents third generation Western Aranda watercolour artists who continue to paint in the tradition of their grandfather, Albert Namatjira. Many of the artists are Albert’s direct descendants. Ngurratjuta is a key partner in the Namatjira project and help to co-ordinate on-country art workshops, liaise with the artists and facilitate the curation and transport of the touring exhibition.
The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund supports a wide variety of projects which aim to encourage, and provide practical assistance to Copyright Agency’s members and the Australian cultural community. The Cultural Fund has two areas of focus: Major Cultural Projects, usually allocated to organisations running projects which will have a broad cultural benefit. The priority for this fund is to support innovation in the Australian creative industries and to develop local and foreign markets for Australian works. Another area of focus is the Career Fund: supports individual Australian creators and those involved in the creative industries who wish to develop their professional skills.
Perpetual have been a key supporter of professional development initiatives with the Western Aranda watercolour artists – helping the project to improve the work of current artists, as well as nurturing young artists coming through, generating new avenues for economic participation, connection to country, community and family, towards improved health & well-being.
The Thyne Reid Foundation was created by the late Andrew Thyne Reid in 1944 and 1955. The Foundation encourages and supports projects in the fields of medicine, science, creative arts, environment, education, social and community needs.
The Bertha Foundation dreams of a more just world and supports forms of activism that aim to bring about change. We champion those using media, law and enterprise as tools to achieve their vision.
The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund aims to enrich individual and civic life, to improve the lives of people impoverished from personal, environmental, social or cultural disadvantage and to protect and strengthen democratic values and participation.
Arts NSW works to make NSW a vibrant, dynamic and creative place which values artists and our cultural heritage and enriches communities. They encourage a culture of participation in the arts, which is very much in line with the Namatjira Project’s ethos.
The Strehlow Research CentreÂ is a significant collection of archival materials and ethnographic objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life, honouring the career of Professor T.G.H. Strehlow.
Winsor and Newton are Australia’s leading art suppliers. They are sponsoring the project, supplying paints and canvas for the on-country art workshops, as well as contributing to the wages for key artists during the intensive creative developments.
The Ntaria Ladies Choir are a choir of Indigenous ladies from Hermannsburg, Central Australia. The ladies sing in both English and Aranda, and are led by choirmaster, David Roennfeldt. You can hear their beautiful music byÂ buying a copy of their new CD, which was launched as part of the Namatjira Project in 2011.
The Outback Pride Project is promoting the Australian native food industry by developing a network of production sites within traditional Aboriginal communities. It was founded by Gayle Quarmby, the daughter of Rex Batterby who was a friend and artist mentor to Albert Namatjira.
The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) supports charitable organisations which work with communities in rural, remote and regional areas, particularly in Queensland and the Northern Territory, and extend the communities’ exposure to, and experiences with, a variety of artistic activities.
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation aims to increase life opportunities and promote social inclusion through fundraising, partnerships and the distribution of grants to charitable agencies supporting people who are socially and economically disadvantaged.
Arts On Tour is a tour coordinator and the key service organisation for performing arts touring in NSW. They play a pivotal role in supporting NSW venues in securing shows for their communities, and assisted greatly in coordinating the premiere season of Namatjira in 2o10.
Company B Belvoir coproduced the premiere season of Namatjira, which played to sold out audiences at Belvoir Street Theatre from 25 September to 7 November 2010.
The Northern Territory Government Art Grants Program, through Arts NT, supports projects that foster participation in artistic development in regional and remote communities.
The Keir Foundation fosters innovation and excellence in the arts, particularly among new and emerging practitioners. It supports all art forms, seeking out original projects with the potential to reach varied audiences or with international collaboration.
Art Centres provide economic, social and cultural benefits. Desart member Art Centres are owned and managed by Aboriginal people in their own communities. Desart is a government-funded, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation.
The Araluen Centre for Arts and Entertainment is a focal point for the arts in Alice Springs, and was the site of the community presentation of the Namatjira theatrical work-in-progress and the accompanying watercolour exhibition in 2010.
The Australian Government has supported Namatjira through its Indigenous Cultural Support (ICS) program. The ICS funds activities that encourage culturally vibrant Indigenous communities, contribute to the cultural wellbeing of Indigenous individuals and communities, increase public awareness of Indigenous culture and support the sustainable development of community organizations involved in cultural activities.