CIAF is Australia’s premier Indigenous art fair, celebrating the dynamic and diverse artforms and cultures of Queensland’s First Nations artists, designers and performers.

Since 2009, CIAF has played a unique and pivotal role in forging and promoting the contemporary Indigenous art industry of Queensland. CIAF’s contribution to the economic benefits of artists, their communities and the economy of our host city, Cairns, tallies in the millions.

As such, CIAF is committed to strengthening and celebrating culture, creating professional development opportunities for artists and facilitating ethical and meaningful cultural exchange between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Held annually, CIAF is a multi-arts event, boasting art displays, exhibitions, performances (musical, comedy and dance), fashion, and more. Our event dates, and program, are released each year at:

UMI Arts

Shop 4 Number 1
QLD 4870 Australia

UMI Arts is an incubator Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, which covers an area that extends north of Cairns to include the Torres Strait Islands, south to Cardwell, west to Camooweal and includes the Gulf and Mt Isa regions. UMI Arts is a not-for-profit company governed and managed by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board. We operate a cultural organisation that assists Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of culture.

Indigenous Art Centre Alliance Inc (IACA)

16 Scott Street
Parramatta Park
QLD 4870 Australia

IACA is the peak body supporting Indigenous art centres across far north Queensland and the Torres Strait. We support culturally strong best practice Indigenous art enterprises.

Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA)

Midland Junction Arts Centre, 276 Great Eastern Highway
WA 6056 Australia

The Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia, otherwise known as AACHWA, is the peak body for Aboriginal art centres across Western Australia. AACHWA is driven by a strong Aboriginal-majority Board which ensures key decisions and strategic directions are progressed in relevant and culturally appropriate ways.