Artback NT Joins National Performing Arts Partnership Framework
The Northern Territory’s premier visual and performing arts touring organization is among the newcomers in an environment that will raise its national profile and provide financial stability.
Artback NT is one of eight new groups to join the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework (NPAPF), which places it among a clique of performing organizations including the Australian Ballet, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Opera Australia.
Recent additions expand the scope of the partnership framework and build on the strength of the 30 existing partners, improving access to the arts in regional and remote communities.
The agreement makes Artback NT the first arts organization in the Northern Territory to join the National Performing Arts Partnership Framework.
These companies, which include dance, theater, circus, opera, orchestral and chamber music groups, are essential in supporting the careers of Australian artists and creators, present major works to Australian audiences. and international and perform in some of Australia’s most iconic venues. places, festivals and artistic infrastructures.
Founded in 1994, Artback NT collaborates with visual artists and performers from all over the territory to develop and run their work. It has offices in Darwin, Alice Springs and Borroloola.
The National Performing Arts Partnership Framework is administered by the Australian Council for the Arts on behalf of the Australian government, in partnership with state and territory governments.
Quotes attributable to the Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech:
“This announcement brings Artback NT’s annual funding to $ 827,000 and places it in a significantly improved position to showcase the performing and visual arts of the Northern Territory locally, nationally and even internationally.
“He recognizes the solid foundation of Artback NT, its rich history and its unwavering aspirations for the future.
“Artback NT now has a wonderful opportunity to build its capacity to promote more Northern Territory artists and share our unique artistic and cultural stories with a wider audience. “