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Welcome

 

This Hub aims to connect First Nations artists, artsworkers and organisations with resource information, and opportunities to help strengthen and grow arts and cultural businesses. 

It is intended that the Hub will evolve over time to include new business support opportunities and resources – so please visit regularly for updates.


Facts and figures

Statistical information to help you advocate for your business.

First Nations Arts Business Grants

Small grants to support purchasing of business development services and other funding opportunities.

View the inaugural First Nations Arts Business Grants recipients (March 2024)

Business development resources

Resources to help grow your business knowledge.

Image credits:
Facts and figures—CIAF Market Place, CIAF 2023. Image courtesy of Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.
Past Present Future, CAIA community a beginning conversation, First Nations Commissioning Fund January 2023, Community weaving workshops. Photo by C McGregor.
Business development resources—Jumoo, Brisbane Festival 2020. Image: Atmosphere Photography.

 


Events and opportunities

 

 

Brisbane 2032 procurement - register for updates

Brisbane 2032 will enable Queensland businesses to grow through a pipeline of opportunities in the lead up to, during and following the Games.

Now is the time to get match fit. If your business is Games supply ready, it’s also Queensland Government supply ready.

Register for updates.


More information

Cairns First Nations Business Trade Fair registrations

Register your business at the free First Nations Business Trade Fair at the Cairns Convention Centre on Tuesday 16 April 2024. 

Supply Nation in collaboration with Cairns Indigenous Regional Businesses (CRIBN), Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) and Complete Business Solutions (CBS) are proud to bring together Indigenous businesses at the First Nations Business Trade Fair on the lands of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji and Yirrganydji people on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

More information

First Nations Cultural Centre Graduate Program

The Queensland Government's Cultural Centre Graduate Program is an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander graduate to participate in a joint initiative across the Cultural Centre Agencies (Brisbane).

Applications close 30 June 2024


More information

QPAC 2024 Reconciliation Action Plan artwork commissioning brief

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has developed a Commissioning Project to source work for the QPAC Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) publication.

QPAC sees the RAP framework and process as an opportunity to not only support the Queensland government in implementing its RAP, but to leverage our experience and expertise to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and businesses achieve their economic aspirations.

Find out more (PDF) (160.08 KB) about the entry conditions and technical specifications. 

Please submit all expressions of interest to RAPArtworkEOI@qpac.com.au

Expressions of interest must be recieved by 12 April 2024.


All general queries relating to this project should be sent to:
Kurt Schulte-Schrepping
Director, First Nations Strategy
Queensland Performing Arts Centre
P: 0403 179 739
E: kurt.schulte-schrepping@qpac.com.au