The partnership between Martumilli Artists and the Shire of East Pilbara
Martumili Artists is a hugely successful enterprise of artists from six communities throughout the Pilbara region of Western Australia. They made a conscious decision not to incorporate. Their administration is managed by the Shire of East Pilbara, which also helps them with accommodation and offices. The artists wanted a buffer against the overwhelming workload of managing and reporting on funds, and their Martu elders wanted to govern their ‘unincorporated’ organisation strategically, without engaging in the complexity of the administrative sides of legislated governance.