UMI Member Artists

The 2023 UMI Arts Members Survey is NOW OPEN


To our valued members: UMI Arts is here for YOU, and we want to know what you think! Are the services we offer useful? What would you like to see more of next year? What do you need to go further in your arts journey, and keep practicing and protecting culture?Your voice is so important to us and your feedback really makes a difference in the way we operate. We will read every comment and take it on board into 2024!

If you can spare 2 minutes to share some of your thoughts with us, this would be so appreciated, and you will be helping to making UMI even better!

UMI Arts provides opportunities for over 1000 First Nations members to participate in an ever-changing, evolving, exciting and unique visual art, craft, dance, music programs and activities. Members who participate in UMI Arts programs leave with new skills, knowledge, and strengthened confidence with many going on to maintain a sustainable cultural business or gain meaningful employment in the creative industries sector.

The profiles and stories available to read and view here in our Artist Guide are our member artists who have participated in our tour of Indigenous Art Fairs in 2023.

For more stories, take a look at our past exhibition catalogues, which include artist statements and stories from all participating artists.

Explore the stories of 30+ member artists in our 2023 Artist Guide

UMI Arts is the incubator for First Nations arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, an area that extends north of Cairns (Gimuy Burra) to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf and Mt Isa regions.

Map of UMI Arts catchment region, from Cardwell to the Torres Strait Islands.

Are you a First Nations artist with connections to the FNQ region?

UMI Arts is here to support you on your arts journey, wherever you are on your path.

Membership for is FREE for First Nations individuals with bloodline connections to the FNQ region. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a UMI Arts member!