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6 - 10 July 2022


General FAQs

What are the dates of CIAF 2021?

#ciaf2021 will be held from 17 - 22 August.

How much does it cost to go to CIAF?

Aside from a few select events*, CIAF is FREE and open for all to enjoy. Each year CIAF boasts a full entertainment program: Art Fair, Art Market, symposiums, artist talks, workshops, fashion performances, music and dance, and much more.

*Ticketed events are the CIAF Opening Night Party and CIAF Fashion Performances. 

How do I get a CIAF program?

CIAF Programs are released early each year and are made available on the website or through CIAF's social media platforms. 

How do I get involved in CIAF?

CIAF supports and showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have traditional connection to Queensland through a vast program of events, exhibitions and performance. If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is interested in participating as an artist, food vendor, performer, sales/installation team member or volunteer - we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to express your interest, please send an email to: artfair@ciaf.com.au

In your email please explain what you are interested in (artists, performance program etc.), what you would like to present, images and/footage of your work, any questions and up to date contact details. 

Is there food available at CIAF?

Yes! A range of food (sourced from in-house venue caterers and food vendors) will be available at all events and all venues.

Can I bring my own food and drink to CIAF?

While it depends on the particular event venue, for most part the answer is yes, except for alcoholic beverages.

Can I take my dog to CIAF?

No. Dogs will not be permitted inside CIAF venues.

Patrons with disabilities:

CIAF requests PWD patrons attending ticketed events to approach the CIAF Box Office on arrival to arrange assistance.

For regular daytime events, there is a drop off and pick up point inside the front gate for PWD.  Please advise gate attendant on arrival of your need to use the PWD drop off point.

 All other PWD enquiries should be directed to wanda@ciaf.com.au or 07 4050 7712.

Will there be toilets for patrons during CIAF?

Yes. There are various toilets around the CCLT site for patrons. 


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