The Northern Territory is home to some of the most acclaimed contemporary artists alive. Artists from remote communities are regularly being invited to participate in exhibitions and projects around the globe in places as diverse as Virginia USA, London, Paris, Singapore and Cuba. However, until recently it has been fairly challenging for tourists to visit the same artists in their hometowns and communities due to lack of information and facilities.
In 2017 the Gunner Government announced an innovative and very welcome plan to create an Indigenous Arts Trail to position the Northern Territory as a world-class tourist and cultural destination. The Trail will encourage visitation to the unique arts and cultural treasures located throughout remote Northern Territory: Indigenous art centres. We are delighted that art centres are receiving the recognition they deserve.
With the NT Government currently investing in infrastructure by facilitating grants that will enable remote community art centres to create more visitor-friendly buildings and amenities, we are entering a new era of sharing, cross-cultural exchange and accessibility. Plus for tourists, it creates once in a lifetime cultural tourism experiences.
Provenance Arts will provide support to the Indigenous Arts Trail by providing specialist tourist information to would-be travellers about how to access the Trail and its venues. Read more here. Come in to see us to discuss your proposed trip and wishlist.
Our team will also support remote community art centres and artists who would like to host visitors and require support in planning for and undertaking tourism.