First Nations Industry Program

APAM Gathering at Asia TOPA

Open to First Nations producers and self-producing artists, this intensive brings together a network to share knowledge, expertise and build connections nationally and internationally. The program will cover a range of multi-artform markets, key hubs for artistic exchange, and First Nations- to-First Nations networks. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their market development plans in preparation for the APAM Gathering.

A one-day intensive on Sunday 23 February will be followed by daily touchpoints throughout the APAM Gathering to offer both continued peer learning and support from experienced First Nations producers. There will be a Zoom conference in the lead up to the Gathering to prepare and get connections and ideas flowing.

Through this program First Nations industry members will experience deeper engagement in APAM and an expanded network as well as confidence and strategic approaches towards international engagement.

In partnership with Creative New Zealand this program is able to offer financial support (NZD$2,000) for selected New Zealand participants towards their registration and travel costs.

Please note EOI Applications are now closed.

The First Nations Industry Program is open to Australian, New Zealand and international First Nations producers and self-producing artists. Participants will be selected from an Expression of Interest (EOI) process and will receive a free registration for the APAM Gathering as part of their participation.

Selection Process
Those interested in participating in the First Nations Industry Program will need to complete an Expression of Interest form online. The EOIs will open on Monday 2 December and close at midnight (AEDT) on Monday 16 December 2019. All applications will be considered by the APAM team with input from the First Nations Advisory Group.

Further Questions?
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Bell, Associate Producer, First Nations Lead at