The ANKA Arts Infrastructure Project has generated innumerable long-lasting opportunities and benefits to Art Centres in Indigenous communities.
Since 2009 through the ANKA NT Arts Infrastructure Project, ANKA Art Centres have received approximately $5.8 million in funding from the Aboriginal Benefits Account (ABA).
The funding has been administered by ANKA, through the national ABA office to support critically needed infrastructure development for Art Centres in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities. This funding responded to the 2007 Senate Inquiry recommendation that outlined the strong role of Art Centres in Indigenous communities and their desperate need for improved infrastructure.
This funding was used for critical Art Centre renovations, extensions, equipment, construction of staff housing and two major Art Centre refurbishments/ extensions.
This project, led by the ANKA NT Arts Infrastructure team in partnership with Art Centres, has generated many long-lasting opportunities and benefits to Indigenous communities, where Art Centres are considered one of the most economically viable and culturally important enterprises.