A collection of need to know key sites, bodies and agencies.

Key SitesGovernance and LegalAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ResourcesMedia and PublicationsAdvocacyGrants and Funding

Screen Queensland’s purpose is to grow the screen industry and to be a significant contributor to the economic and cultural wellbeing of Queensland.

Stage Queensland is the peak body for performing arts centres in Queensland and supports a vibrant network of members to provide quality arts and cultural experiences to their communities.

ArtsHub is the home of the Australian arts industry, and the leading online resource for professionals working in the arts.

The Queensland Museum & Gallery Finder is a directory of museums, galleries and cultural organisations throughout Queensland.

The Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s principal arts funding and advisory body.

Arts Queensland is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland. They recognise the public value of Queensland’s dynamic arts and cultural sector specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities. Check out also their Arts Acumen page.

The Indigenous Governance Program contains a resource bank with  specific  guidance on strengthen  cultural governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups.

The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) has been a catalyst for experimentation and innovation across art, science and technology. ANAT are Australia’s leaders in pairing artists with science and technology partners. We do today what others think about tomorrow.

The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane’s South Bank. Our vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

Artbank’s two core objectives are to provide direct support to Australian contemporary artists through the acquisition of their work and to promote the value of Australian contemporary art to the broader public. Artbank funds its operations through the leasing of artworks from its collection.

The State Library of Queensland is responsible for collecting and preserving a comprehensive collection of Queensland’s cultural and documentary heritage, providing free access to information for all Queenslanders and for the advancement of public libraries across the State.

Access Arts has been working to support people with disability or disadvantage for 35 years. We believe that everybody deserves quality access to arts activities and the opportunity to work towards a career in the arts.

The Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.

QPAC is one of Australia’s leading centres for live performances, they have welcomed more than 20 million visitors to performances, free events, workshops and outdoor performances.

The Indigenous Art Code is a system to preserve and promote ethical trading in Indigenous art.

Google NFP Spread the word about your nonprofit’s mission, engage new supporters, fundraise in more ways online—do all this and more when you join Google for Nonprofits.

Rural Libraries Queensland Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) represents a significant collaboration between local governments and the State Library of Queensland to provide high quality public library services to rural Queensland’s people. Their online catalogue provides 24/7 access to the resources and services of the 28 participating councils in the network.

Regional Arts Australia was founded in 1943 as the Arts Council of Australia. Today’s organisation is a not for profit national body that works with and for regional artists, arts workers and arts organisations to support and increase understanding and appreciation for regional arts practice.

Arts Law is Australia’s independent national community legal centre for the arts, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We provide free or low cost specialised legal advice, education and resources to Australian artists and arts organisations across all art forms, on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters. Arts Law’s Artists in the Black program delivers targeted services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists nationally.

The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) is the national regulator of charities. The ACNC was established in December 2012 to achieve the following objects: maintain, protect and enhance public trust and confidence in the sector through increased accountability and transparency support and sustain a robust, vibrant, independent and innovative not-for-profit sector promote the reduction of unnecessary regulatory obligations on the sector.

Business Queensland contains all manner of guides and information about starting and running a business.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors provides a practical framework to help NFPs understand and achieve good governance.

The Institute of Community Directors Australia features a comprehensive suite of resources and a free bank of adaptable policy templates.

NFP Law is a program of Justice Connect, a social justice organisation and community legal service and is itself a not-for-profit community organisation and registered charity. They provide free or low cost, high quality practical legal help for not-for-profit community organisations and advocates for improved standards and legal frameworks.

Arts Queensland is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland. They recognise the public value of Queensland’s dynamic arts and cultural sector specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities.

The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts is a Registered Training Organisation providing teaching excellence and innovation in contemporary dance, music, and acting. They are the only centre in Australia offering courses that incorporate all performing arts genres, including classes dedicated to Indigenous cultural fusion.

The National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority provides a much needed central peak body for the Indigenous arts and cultural sector, providing First Nations artists and cultural organisations with a national voice across all areas of practice.

Artists in the Black is a specialised service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, communities and arts organisations. Operated by the Arts Law Centre of Australia (Arts Law), the service aims to provide access to free or low cost, culturally appropriate, specialist legal resources to support and strengthen the Indigenous arts sector.

BlakDance have for over a decade consistently delivered generative and transformative sector events and advocates for the development of the small to medium Indigenous dance sector by prioritising independent artists and emerging small to medium companies.

Blaklash Projects produces arts and cultural events, and public activations that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices while Blaklash Collective provides innovative curatorial approaches to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artist engagement.

Kuril Dhagun is a welcoming place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to connect with State Library services and collections. It is a place for community members to meet, gather, discuss and celebrate. It is also a place of authentic learning, where all visitors can experience the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples and cultures in Queensland.

Gallang Place was incorporated in 1994 under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act. It was established to address trans-generational grief and loss by providing culturally appropriate counseling support.

Digi Youth Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated is a vibrant and inclusive artistic meeting place that the communities of Redfern and Waterloo recognise as a safe and nurturing environment to share their stories with respect to cultural practices. They aim to create and tell community-based stories, develop a comprehensive youth theatre and produce distinctive, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary performance works. Moogahlin supports both emerging and established Aboriginal performing artists, nurturing work created, produced and performed by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people.

The Indigenous Governance Toolkit is an online resource developed for Indigenous nations, communities, individuals and organisations searching for information to build their governance. It covers all the basics from rules to values, culture, membership, leadership, and decision making.

The Yugambeh Museum, Language and Heritage Research Centre aims to record and promote the traditional knowledge of our region, especially the Yugambeh language which was spoken throughout South East Queensland.

Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation is a Registered Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) created under the Native Title Act 1993 to manage the recognised Native Title rights and interests of the Quandamooka People following the determination, 4th of July 2011.

ATSIC – Australia Council The Australia Council for the Arts regards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as living forces with their own strengths and influences, not as remnants of the past. We aim to make these cultural expressions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a source of pride for all Australians.

ArtsHub is Australia’s leading online resource for professionals working in the arts. A community of approximately 85,000 unique monthly users, over 10,000 industry and individual members, and hundreds of dedicated contributors read, write and share their knowledge and passion for the industry on our site.

Art Almanac Australia’s longest running art guide and the single print destination for exhibition previews, listings, art services and artist opportunities across the states and territories.

Vault Art Produced quarterly, VAULT identifies the pre-eminent artists, designers, collectors and enthusiasts in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. Each issue champions a new sense of appreciation for contemporary creativity and speaks fluently to a community of readers passionate about the arts and corresponding culture.

Unprojects UnMagazine is a free, independent contemporary art magazine published bi-annually. It is printed in Narrm/Melbourne, Australia, and distributed to art organisations, galleries and education institutions around Australia and to selected outlets internationally, as well as being published online.

Runway is an independent Australian experimental art journal run by a collective of Sydney-based and internationally-based artists, writers and curators. Runway is currently published three times a year and includes feature articles, interviews, artist commissions, reviews, previews and international updates. Each issue is organised around a theme, and all content is commissioned based on proposals submitted in an open callout.

Artist Profile Pty Ltd is an Australian company, headquartered in Sydney. Since its inception in 2007, Artist Profile has been a leading quarterly journal taking its readers into the studios and minds of contemporary artists across Australasia and beyond.

Ripe Music is an online music publication that covers the Australian music scene and its best-emerging artists. Established in 2012, it is run by a dedicated core team of music lovers, with the help of a small group of talented contributors.

The Industry Observer is a B2B news and analysis tool for the Australasian industry. Helping record labels, artist managers, peak industry bodies and rights-holders navigate the local and international markets with honest, insightful content, The Industry Observer is just as accessible to the local songwriter with international ambitions as it is to a major label chairman.

The Music Network has been Australia’s leading source of music business news, interviews, analysis, airplay charts and jobs since 1994. Our audience includes executives from record labels, music publishers, concert promoters, touring companies, booking agencies, artist management, recording artists, studios, local and international media, PR firms, live music venues, radio and television networks, DSPs, retail, technology and brand managers invested in music.

Express Media For over 30 years, Express Media has been developing, supporting and promoting young writers through workshops that develop skills, through opportunities for constructive feedback and publication, and through awards and programs that recognise excellence.

RealTime is a highly trusted journal of record and critique, specialising in Australian and international exploratory performance and media arts.

Documentary Australia Foundation are Australia’s only not-for-profit organisation that fosters social change through documentary storytelling.

Limelight Independent, in-depth and intelligent. Limelight offers Australia’s best coverage of classical music, opera, theatre, dance and visual art from at home and abroad.

The Australia Times Theatre Magazine Straight from the stage, The Australia Times Theatre Magazine celebrates Australian theatre in all its glory. Our TAT writers bring you in-depth interviews from the performers, reviews, and articles on the latest plays and shows to hit Australian stages.

Arts Review takes a look at the best of Australia’s professional and independent performing and visual arts. We feature the best of cabaret, circus, comedy, dance, film, musical theatre, opera and theatre. We also take a peek inside the covers of the latest book releases and have a look at what is currently on show at Australia’s metropolitan and regional galleries. We also take a look at the best of the festival and event sector!

PAC Australia By collecting and unpacking the latest thinking and innovation in the arts, and then sharing with Australian performing arts presenters and creators, PAC Australia makes real connections between Australian communities and their stories, and between Australian audiences and the performing arts. It’s all about providing leadership, by sharing best practice and information from around the world with PAC Australia members

Brisbane Indigenous Media Association A creative team of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media workers developing informative and educational resources for First Nations people of Australia. Projects enacted as divisions ofBIMA have a primary aim to create culturally-appropriate radio, print and online communication resources for First Nations people of Australia on a broad range of topics covering health, education, employment, law, housing and culture.

The Koori Mail is a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We give Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media.

National Association for the Visual Arts champions the artists, lead the discussions and advocate the policies that strengthen Australia’s contemporary arts.

National Indigenous Arts and Cultural Authority provides a much needed central peak body for the Indigenous arts and cultural sector, providing First Nations artists and cultural organisations with a national voice across all areas of practice.

QMusic is Queensland’s music industry development association, and has been transforming music industry careers since 1995.

Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd. is a music rights organisation representing over 100,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers.  We license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available our members’ music, and we distribute the royalties to our members.

The Australian Writers’ Guild is the professional association representing writers for stage, screen, radio and online and has protected and promoted their creative and professional interests for more than 50 years.

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance Built on integrity and powered by creativity, MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals.

Choose Arts is an online directory platform designed for and by deaf and disabled people. Their mission is to make arts visible with NDIS; to make sure people with disability have choice and control, to place information directly into the hands of people with disability.

Queensland Writers Centre is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms. We work with our members and partners to promote a vibrant and diverse writing community across Queensland.

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. Following a state-wide Expression-of-Interest (EOI) process, Flying Arts Alliance has been selected to be the Queensland RPA from July 2018.

Australia Council for the Arts is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Arts Queensland is dedicated to growing a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Queensland, recognises the public value of Queensland’s dynamic arts and cultural sector specifically, its contribution to the creation of jobs and a diverse economy, and building safe, caring and connected communities.

Festivals Australia supports community participation in and access to the arts, as well as aiming to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector.

Copyright Agency Ltd is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that has been standing up for creators for more than 40 years and enables the reuse of copyright-protected words and images in return for fair payment to creators.

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation exists to support rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.

The John Villiers Trust gives grants to charities which support Queensland communities to participate in projects that will enrich lives and strengthen social spirit. We have a focus on organisations operating in remote and regional Queensland, particularly Central Queensland, as it was in these areas that John Villiers spent much of his life.

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s mission is to champion the economic and social strength of Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities through partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy and governments.

The Regional Arts Development Fund or RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland and is delivered in partnership with 58 Queensland local councils.

Advancing Queensland is an age-friendly community grants program that promotes the Queensland Government’s vision to build an age-friendly state in which all Queenslanders, regardless of their age, can stay active and connected, and contribute economically, socially and culturally.

Creative Partnerships provides artists and arts organisations are provided with the tools, skills and resources to flourish. From fundraising programs, opportunities and business partnerships, to practical campaigning tips and capacity building workshops.

Pro Bono Australia is one of the country’s best known social businesses. They have provided news, jobs, education, skilled volunteering opportunities and other resources to support purpose-driven organisations across Australia to maximise their impact, covering all sectors under the umbrella of the purpose-economy from impact investing to philanthropy, volunteering, corporate social responsibility, not for profits and social enterprise.

The Queensland Destination Events Program or QDEP seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. Offering two funding options for regional events, the streams can be used for marketing costs, strategic plan development, engagement of short-term specialised personnel and hire of temporary infrastructure.