Desart is inviting EOIs for Consultants Register

Rosie Frecheville, Tjarlirli art centre featuring works by Mrs M Porter, Desmond Raggett, Julieanne Farmer and Henry Farmer. Photo by Desart, courtesy the art centre

About Desart

Desart is a not-for-profit peak industry body for 38 Aboriginal art and craft centres across Central Australia. Based in Alice Springs, we have been providing advocacy, training and support services for art centres for over 25 years. Desart provides a united voice on behalf of Aboriginal artists and our member art centres, aiming to ensure their recognition and sustainability as a vital cultural, social and economic resource. We provide programs that support strong governance and business practices, training and mentoring of art centre staff, advocacy and promotional opportunities through our vibrant, highly regarded events. Our programs are based on the values of culture, consultation, diversity, autonomy and transparency.

Desart’s members represent over 8,000 artists from 16 language groups from across five regions in the central desert. We are a 100% local, Aboriginal governed and led organisation.

About you

Desart is looking for individuals or businesses with experience and interest in Aboriginal arts and arts administration to provide contracted services to our member art centres.

We require suitably qualified and experienced professionals to provide future contracted services in areas pertaining to:

·         Aboriginal arts

·         Art Centre management and administration

·         artists with experience facilitating visual arts workshops for Aboriginal artists

·         IT and web designers

·         content creators including film and audio

·         arts and cultural development

·         management

·         studio workers

·         educators

·         cultural workers

·         project management within the Aboriginal arts sector, government, or creative industries

·         or any other skills that support the growth and sustainability of the Indigenous arts and culture sector.

The services may include future projects of locum work, facilitating workshops, providing advice or assessments, mentoring and/or training delivered in person or online.

How to apply

Please download pdf below for more information and submit your EOI to or Corporate Services Manager, Desart, PO Box 9219, Alice Springs NT 0871.

For enquiries, contact the Paul Sweeney at or 08 8953 4736

Applications remain open