UMI Arts as a peak arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland delivers on an exciting and unique collection of events and activities that strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, storytelling and music.


To work with and beside UMI Arts and to access Event Application Forms and Expression of Interest Forms, please see below for major events happening soon!

Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival Cape York Acquisitive Art Award 2017

The Cape York Acquisitive Art Award is a celebration of Indigenous visual arts and culture and has been an important part of the Laura Dance Festival for over 20 years.

Entry in the Cape York Acquisitive Art Award is through a process of open application.

Four prizes are awarded to Indigenous artists that have a connection to Cape York:

Cape York Emerging Artist Acquisitive Award $5,000.00

Cape York Established/Practicing Artist Acquisitive Award $3,000.00

Cape York Art & Craft Acquisitive Award $1,000.00

Cape York Schools Acquisitive Award PRIZE

Selection of the winning entries is by an independent panel of judges.

The 4 prize winning entries will be acquired by the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival for their permanent collection.

UMI Arts thanks the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival for the opportunity of being involved in the 2017 Laura Festival, through the Cape York Art Acquisitive Art Award.


Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival Cape York Acquisitive Art Award 2017

Applications close Friday 23 June 2017

Click on link below for Application Form

Cape York Acquisitive Art Award 2017 Application Form


Big Talk One Fire Festival 2017 15 July 2017

Art and Craft Stallholders Application

Click on link below for Application Form

Art & Craft Stallholder Application


Big Talk One Fire Festival 2017 15 July 2017

Food Vendor Application

Click on link below for Application Form

Food Vendor Application


Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2017

Expression of Interest (EOI) Form

Click on link below for EOI Form

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair EOI Form