NAIDOC in the North Workshop Presenter EOI

Greg Joseph. Photo Stephanie Horne for Ben Calvert Photography

NAIDOC in the North

Workshop Presenter Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest close Sunday 19 May 2024

NAIDOC in the North will be held on Saturday 13 July, from 11am-2pm at Belco Arts

NAIDOC in the North is a family-friendly celebration of the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through songs, stories, dance, art and ceremony. The whole community is welcome at this free, family-friendly event which will also feature children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day.

The aim of the event is to encourage:

  • The Canberra community to come together to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Community collaboration and participation to enhance community capacity and a sense of belonging. 
  • An opportunity for the community to connect with service agencies and gain information that supports their individual and family roles.

NAIDOC in the North is produced by Belco Arts in partnership with Yerrabi Yurwang Child and Family Aboriginal Corporation, Community Services Directorate, ACT Education Directorate and Northside Community Service.

Who can participate?

Applications are welcome from all presenters who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome drop in workshops that are suitable for children (with parental supervision), however we are also open to workshops or presentations targeted at adults.

The NAIDOC in the North working group will curate the workshop program from applications received and using industry and community knowledge. This may include approaching presenters directly who have not submitted an application.

What is included?

  • Artists selected for the program will be paid an artist fee and materials fee in line with industry standards
  • We will provide space for the workshop to take place, including tables and chairs if required.
  • Please note that we don’t have capacity to pay travel or accommodation costs for artists. Our focus is on supporting local artists on Ngunnawal Country.

Working With Vulnerable People Clearance

All workshop presenters must have a current ACT Working with Vulnerable People clearance, and a copy of this must be provided to event organizers.


Public Liability Insurance is required by all workshop presenters.

Some options for insurance for artistic workshops are listed below. We encourage you to do your own research to find the insurance product that is best for you.

Duck for Cover

National Association for the Visual Arts

Craft ACT

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