Art Gallery of WA and Foundation announce $1.5 million stimulus package to assist West Australian artists.
The Art Gallery of WA through funding from the Foundation have designed an initiative to support all living artists represented in the State Collection and all aboriginal art centres in WA. This scheme recognises the severe impact that COVID19 has had on West Australian visual art practitioners, curators and galleries.
Over 350 artists are expected to receive $2000 each to generate updated archival information about the work in the State collection, updated biographical content and information about their artistic practice.
$250 000 of the funds will be directed to a targeted acquisition program for Aboriginal artists and Art Centres.
The return to the sector is estimated to be $15m.
Further information about the scheme can be found here.