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Newman/Parnpajinya, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Irrungadji, Punmu and Kunawarritji 'Martumili Artists' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
|Date:||8 June 2006|
|Sub Category:||Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)|
|Location:||East Pilbara, Western Australia, Australia|
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|The Martumili Artists' Project Manager is based in Newman, Western Australia.|
|Subject Matter:||Collaboration / Partnership | Cultural Heritage | Economic Development | Management / Administration|
|The Newman/Parnpajinya, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Irrungadji, Punmu and Kunawarritji 'Martumili Artists' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) is an agreement between the indigenous artists of the Martu region (MMA), the Australian and Western Australian Governments, the Shire of East Pilbara and BHP Billiton, aiming to establish a sustainable arts and cultural service in the East Pilbara through the creation of a professional network for the artists.|
Shared Responsibility Agreements are agreements between governments and Indigenous communities to provide discretionary funding in return for community obligations. The new arrangements developed from an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments and replace the previous ATSIC system of funding. For more information see 'Shared Responsibility Agreement' below.
The SRA provides for resources and funding for the facilitation and advancement of a sustainable Martu arts enterprise, including the recruitment and costs of a manager for the MMA operations, a vehicle to support the MMA through the communities, and support for the dispute resolution framework established by Martu communities for the artists to use through the MMA.
The SRA addresses specific community priorities, including:
Through the MMA, the community and individuals will:
The MMA Project Manager will:
The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) has proposed a contribution of $20,000 towards the recruitment and salary cost for the MMA Project Manager prior to commencement of 2006/2007, after which costs will be met through general program funding.
The Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) has proposed a contribution of $74,800 towards the recruitment and salary costs for the MMA Project Manager and vehicle costs.
Indigenous Business Australia has proposed a contribution of $20,000 towards an application (pending approval) for a business and development plan.
The Department of Culture and the Arts, through ArtsWA, has proposed the provision of arts development expertise and funding advice.
The Pilbara Development Commission has proposed a contribution of $67,000 towards start-up funding and the purchase of materials and equipment.
The Office of Aboriginal Economic Development (OAED) has proposed the provision of funding advise and expertise, business mentoring and assistance with the development of the art centre enterprise model.
The Shire of East Pilbara will take a leading support role through hosting the MMA Project Manager, providing:
The Shire will also manage and maintain the vehicle to be used by the MMA Project Manager in supporting MMA activities.
BHP Billiton will provide accommodation for the MMA Project Manager in Newman.
The funding of the SRA is subject to the partners entering into a legally binding funding agreement
Performance Indicators and Feedback Mechanisms
The SRA provides for the quarterly assessment by the MMA Project Manager of:
The MMA will assess the income generated on a quarterly basis.
Quarterly meetings and reports between the MMA Project Manager, the Shire of East Pilbara
|ArtsWA (2006) Martumili Artists Project|
|Australian Government (2006) Martumili Artists|
|The Shire of East Pilbara Council News - Martumili Artists|
|Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts (2006) Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s Indigenous Visual Arts and Craft Sector|
|Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA) (Australia)|
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