About IACA

We support culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises.

The Indigenous Art Centre Alliance (IACA) is the peak body and support agency for the Indigenous Art Centres of far north Queensland and the Torres Strait. Established in 2011, IACA advocates for and strives to improve the viability of Indigenous arts enterprises.

IACA delivers support programs and advice, providing logistical services, resources, organisational and business development including training. IACA functions as a communication and referral conduit between Art Centres and stakeholders, fostering opportunities for market, promotion, and partnerships.


IACA programs and services support Indigenous Art Centres with:

  • Professional development that builds artist and arts worker skills
  • Programs that improve the viability of Indigenous arts enterprises
  • Programs that increase the supply and reach of quality arts and cultural products
  • Programs that deepen audience engagement and expand markets and connections
  • Recognition and marketing of Queensland’s Indigenous art locally, nationally and internationally
  • Increasing ongoing employment opportunities for Indigenous artists and arts workers
  • Increased professional and business (including strategic, governance, financial and accountability) development for IAC managers, management committees and boards.

Art Centres are places of artistic and cultural expression, provide economic, employment and training opportunities, support the maintenance and transference of culture and create wellbeing and community pride.

Djon Mundine OAM
Solomon Booth, Committee Member IACA Management Committee

Solomon Booth


Moa Arts / Ngalmun Lagau Minaral, Mua Island

Adam Boyd


Moa Arts / Ngalmun Lagau Minaral, Mua Island

Bereline Loogatha, Committee Member IACA Management Committee

Bereline Loogatha


MI ART Centre, Mornington Island

John Armstrong, Committee Member IACA Management Committee

John Armstrong

Committee Member

MI ART Centre, Mornington Island

Florence Gutchen, Committee Member IACA Management Committee

Florence Gutchen

Committee Member

Erub Arts, Darnley Island


Whitney Casey

Committee Member

Girringun Art Centre, Cardwell

Gabe Waterman

Committee Member

Wik & Kugu Arts Centre, Aurukun

Main image credit: IACA Member Art Centre locations

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IACA programs and events receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Arts Queensland Backing Indigenous Arts initiative, from the Federal Government’s Ministry for the Arts through the Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support program, the Australia Council for the Arts and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund - an Australian Government initiative. IACA supports the Indigenous Art Code.

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