Celebrating 10 years of service to Indigenous peoples and communities of Far North Queensland.
UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, an area that includes the federal electorates of Leichhardt and Kennedy.
Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival
Applications are open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and craftspeople with connection to the Cape York region.
The Laura Festival, in partnership with UMI Arts, the peak Indigenous arts and cultural organization for Far North Queensland, is calling for entries into this year's Cape York Acquisitive Art Award.
The Cape York Acquisitive Art Award is one of Australia's longest running and most prestigious art awards. There are four (4) prize levels:
• The Cape York Emerging Artist Acquisitive Award - $5,000.00
• The Cape York Established/Practising Artist Acquisitive Award - $3,000.00
• The Cape York Art & Craft Acquisitive Award - $1,000.00
• The Cape York Schools Acquisitive Award - PRIZE
Emerging Artist- under 10 years of professional practice,
Established /Practising Artist – known, exhibited, collected nationally and internationally. Anything beyond 10 years of professional practice,
Art & Craft – includes 3-dimensional works, including painted Didgeridoos, ceramics, wood carvings, multi-media and sculptures,
Schools Award - 1 entry per Cape Community School must reflect "Yimbala" (Corroboree). Can be any type of Art Work.
UMI Arts will be organising the 2015 Cape York Acquisitive Art Award and Exhibition, as part of the 2015 Festival which runs from 19 - 21 June.
UMI Arts WILL NOT be judging the award. UMI Arts are contracted
To hang and display works ONLY.
Artists are invited to submit ONE artwork only which will automatically be hung in the exhibition for judging.
The closing date for applications and delivery of artwork is Wednesday 10 June, 2015. If you are taking your works to Laura you will still need to make sure that your application form is received at the UMI Arts office by Wednesday 10 June, 2015.
Download the application form here.
Song Stories: Song Writing Workshops
UMI Arts, with the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is staging a series of Song Stories: Song Writing Workshops in- community.
Song Stories aims to support young, aspiring Indigenous songwriters and musicians in 3 Far North Queensland communities: Yarrabah, Cairns and Wujal Wujal. Each workshop will be 2-days in each community where young musicians will be mentored in lyric writing and assisted with the development of songs that tell traditional and contemporary stories.
Solo exhibitions by Lynelle Flinders, Paul Bong & Samuel Savage
UMI Arts, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2015, presents new exhibitions by Lynelle Flinders, Paul Bong and Samuel Savage.
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