Vision & Mission

UMI Arts is recognised for sharing, listening to, respecting and strengthening our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Far North Queensland and leading a strong cultural economy.


To be an all-Indigenous managed organisation that is nationally recognised as the peak arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland. At all times we will deliver programs and services that are based on respect for cultural protocols, sound governance and best practice and that:

  • preserve, strengthen, maintain and celebrate all aspects of Indigenous arts and culture,

  • train and skill Indigenous people for future employment and economic independence in the creative industries,

  • create pathways for success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, cultural practitioners and communities in Far North Queensland.


Empowering and connecting First Nations communities through arts and culture.

  • Skilling our First Nations artists and communities for success.

  • Strengthening and sharing our local cultures.

  • Improving outcomes through partnerships.

  • A strong voice for First Nations arts and culture.