An Indigenous Arts Trail will develop the Northern Territory into the world’s premier destination to witness the awe-inspiring artwork and other cultural practicies of the world’s oldest living culture.

The Northern Territory Government is investing $100 million to celebrate and showcase the world-class art and cultural objects produced in communities right across the Territory.

There are more than 100 community art galleries, museums and keeping places that are home to incredible examples of Indigenous art and craft. The Indigenous Arts Trail will link and enhance these amazing places across the Northern Territory and position the NT as a leading cultural destination.

The centrepiece of the Indigenous Arts Trail will be the development of an Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs. A globally significant Australia wide art collection from the world's oldest continuous culture will be brought together under one roof in Alice Springs, Central Australia.

Linked to the Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery will be a Iconic National Indigenous Cultural Centre in Alice Springs.

The $100 million Indigenous Arts Trail investment incorporates:

  • $50 million Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery in Alice Springs
  • $20 million Iconic National Indigenous Cultural Centre in Alice Springs
  • Indigenous Arts Trail Regional Stimulus Grants - $2 million per annum from 2017-18 to 2019-20 for regional and remote museum and gallery infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the NT: and
  • Gallery extensions in Katherine, Arnhem Land and Tennant Creek - $10 million for each region in 2018-19; and
  • Linking Community Galleries - marketing and promotion to maximise community engagement and visitation

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