Following the support of American artist Nick Cave’s UNTIL in 2018 as Community Partner, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Carriageworks have established a new partnership to support, local Indigenous artists. Carriageworks’ Indigenous Program aims to empower and celebrate Indigenous culture and artists in Australia, leading to real impact and engagement. As part of the partnership, Bloomberg Philanthropies is supporting three major projects: The National: New Australian Art 2019, an exhibition which includes three major Indigenous commissions; The Clothing Store Artist Studios – Indigenous Artist in Residence; and the celebrated art marketplace, South East Aboriginal Arts Market.
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ support will make a valuable contribution to presenting new work by Indigenous artists across art forms and enables Carriageworks to offer free public programs to local communities. This partnership nurtures and expands the creation of Indigenous culture and philanthropy and reflects our joint commitment to strengthening the creative landscape that is critical to social and economic vibrancy in cities.