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Apply Now: CIAF Evolution Project Traineeship II

11 January 2022

Since it's inception 13 years ago, the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) has been a platform for establishing and supporting the careers of countless artist and performers. Furthermore, CIAF injects millions of dollars into the local and state-wide economies annually.

Leading into its second year, CIAF's commitment to artistic excellence is expanding, focusing on the careers of those in the arts industry, who work behind the scenes. In 2022 CIAF is launching our second round of intake for applicants wishing to join our team, as part of the CIAF Evolution Project Traineeship.

Supported by the Queensland Government's Department of Employment, Small Business & Training (forming part of the skilling Queenslanders for work initiative), the traineeship will enhance the skills of aspiring and emerging Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander arts workers. Commencing on 14 March, 4 x successful applicants will undertake a 6 month paid traineeship. Successful applicants will learn all facts of skills pertinent to the key departments of CIAF; with their time at CIAF culminating in a Certificate I in Business.

Applications due 14 February, 2022.
Successful applicants will be notified by 28 February, 2022.

Applications should include a Cover Letter, detailing one's experience, area of interest, contact details, town and suburb of residence, and/or a personal statement.

All applications should be emailed to the Training Project Manager, Megsi O'Toole, at: projectmanager@ciaf.com.au

Should you require more information about the CIAF Evolution Project Traineeship, please email Megsi O'Toole, or call the CIAF the office on: (07) 4252 6312


Image L-R: CIAF Evolution Project Trainees (2021) Ebony, Catherine, Datah, and Luke.

CIAF Evolution Project Trainees 2021

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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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