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For decades, the idea of a National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA) has emerged and re-emerged in recognition of the unique place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts as the world’s premier continuous cultural tradition and the ongoing responsibilities and the obligations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to maintain, control, protect and nurture this inheritance and its myriad contemporary expressions.

This discussion paper is designed to inform the national consultation process about the value, role, scope and form of a NIACA.

We invite submissions from all people and organisations with an interest in the Indigenous arts and cultural sector.

Submissions to the proposed National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority (NIACA) discussion paper will close at 5:00pm (AEST) Friday 7 December 2018.

*Please note: The Australia Council for the Arts is acting as an interim secretariat to support the consultation process for a NIACA. The term NIACA is a working title and may be subject to change at the 2019 National Summit.

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