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Elevate First Nations arts

New fund: First Nations Art, Craft and Design: Transforming Marketplaces

New Funding: A new funding initiative designed to support Queensland-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and artists to distribute high quality, ethically produced visual art works is now open.

1 Apr 2022

Have your say: draft Cultural Engagement Framework

The First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel and Arts Queensland have collaborated to develop a draft Cultural Engagement Framework - Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures in Queensland.

28 Mar 2022

First Nations Pathways Fund outcomes

The First Nations Pathway fund will  deliver annual funding and provide capacity building support to five emerging First Nations arts companies.

4 Feb 2022

Youth engagement and performance through The Stars Project

A unique initiative connecting Torres Strait Islander youth with traditional arts and cultural activities, culminating with a performance at Bulmba-ja, Cairns. 

26 Nov 2021

Supporting new First Nations work

 The First Nations Commissioning Fund invests uniquely Queensland First Nations stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities.

18 Oct 2021

First Nations Pathways

First Nations Pathways - Performing Arts Emerging Organisations Fund 2022-2025 will provide up to $100,000 per annum for operational costs and up to an additional $30,000 per annum for business development support for eligible Queensland-based First Nations emerging arts or cultural organisations

25 Aug 2021

Performing virtually – Mirndiyan Gununa Aboriginal Corporation

The Mornington Island Dance Troupe captivated audiences virtually following the cancellation of their trip to the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair due to COVID.

19 Aug 2021

Establishing First Nations Arts and Cultures Panel

The First Nations Art and Cultures Panel has been established to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the future of arts, culture and creativity in Queensland, with a focus on meaningful representation and engagement.

18 Mar 2021

Supporting Indigenous Arts Centres: Pormpuraaw

Investment from the Indigenous Art Centre Uplift program supported Pormpuraaw Art & Cultural Centre in their giant mural project

12 Jan 2021

Supporting Queensland First Nations arts

The First Nations Commissioning Fund is supporting  Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural practitioners, organisations, collectives or communities to commission and deliver uniquely Queensland Indigenous stories, arts and cultural experiences, products and celebrations.

30 Nov 2020