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13 - 15 July 2018

About the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

AUSTRALIA'S PREMIER INDIGENOUS ART FAIR

The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is dedicated to supporting the careers of Queensland Indigenous artists by providing a platform for exposure and income generation.

CIAF is committed to strengthening and celebrating culture, creating professional development opportunities for artists, and cultural exchange between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and visitors.

CIAF is focused on offering an ethical art market place, attracting national and international collectors and curators, commissioning new work and providing pathways for emerging visual and performance artists.

VISION

To provide platforms for cultural exchange and economic opportunity for Queensland Indigenous artists.

VALUES

Authenticity Create an ethical marketplace that will educate audiences through Indigenous knowledge and control and personal engagement with the artists.

Connection to Culture and Country critical for Indigenous artists and communities for cultural maintenance and the development of artistic practices for expressing culture through art form.

Economic opportunity acknowledged in the business model that enables financial return to artists and the viability of CIAF.

Vibrancy CIAF offers a world-class marketplace and opportunities for cultural exchange that inspire locally, nationally and internationally.

Equity CIAF is committed to the employment, training and professional development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

GOALS

Leverage existing markets and develop new markets for Queensland Indigenous art.

Grow audiences through immersive Indigenous arts and cultural experiences.

Build CIAF’s national and international profile.

Contribute to development pathways for Queensland Indigenous artists.

Ensure the relevancy and viability of CIAF.

Donate

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Ltd is a not-for-profit company with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) Status. All donations to the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) are greatly appreciated and will contribute to CIAF operational costs. Your support assists CIAF in continuing to attract and nurture national and international recognition for the appreciation of the vital cultural contribution of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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CIAF respectfully acknowledges the First Peoples’ and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live. We honour their Elders, past and present