The Indigenous Art Code

About The Code

The Indigenous Art Code (the Code) aims to ensure fair trade with Indigenous artists.

The Code:

  • establishes a set of standards for commercial dealing with Indigenous visual artists;
  • provides a benchmark for ethical behaviour; and
  • builds greater certainty for consumers that the artworks they buy come through ethical processes.

Commercial art dealers located in Australia or internationally, including art centres, galleries and individual dealers can show their commitment to fair and transparent business dealings with artists by becoming a Dealer Member of Indigenous Art Code Limited (IartC) and a signatory to the Code. Find out more about becoming a Dealer Member.

IartC membership is also open to Indigenous artists and any organisation or individual who is not involved in commercial dealing with artists but would like to show their support for the Code and be involved in IartC. Find out more about Indigenous Artist membership and Code Supporter membership.