BRAG receives cash boost for Noongar artist support

Three arts organisations in the South West will receive federal funding through the Australian Government’s Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support (IVAIS) program.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino announced an $80,000 contribution to the City of Bunbury through the program on Wednesday.

“The funding will help the City to provide professional art services and ensure that Indigenous arts and culture in this region is maintained and developed for future generations,” she said.

“This will go towards supporting Bunbury Regional Art Galleries to develop and deliver a program of activities for Noongar artists, in consultation with partner organisations. It will also assist Noongar artists to make and exhibit new work, and connect to the commercial market.

The Nannup Music Club will receive $75,000 towards the Nannup Music Festival – a fantastic four-day event which people from across WA are invited to attend.

Arts Margaret River will also receive $75,000 towards the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival. This event is the largest regional literary event in WA and attracts many visitors to the region, providing both economic and community benefits.

For more information about the program and to view the full list of funding recipients visit

Source: Bunbury Mail.