UMI Arts is the peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisation for Far North Queensland, 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 managed by an all-Indigenous Board of Directors and is based in Cairns Queensland.
UMI Arts was established in 2005 and its mission is to operate an Indigenous organisation that assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the maintenance, preservation and protection of cultural identity.
UMI Arts also operates as the Cairns Indigenous Art Centre in order to provide support for Indigenous artists who live and work in Cairns.
At the broadest level, UMI Arts’ goal is to strengthen Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural practices, including visual arts and crafts, dance, ceremony, story telling and music.
UMI is a Creole word that means ‘You and Me’ – for UMI Arts this is significant as we believe that we need to work together to keep our culture strong.
What’s on nearby
Arts & Culture23 June 2018
UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival
UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival is UMI Arts’ annual signature event, held at Fogarty Park, on the sunny Cairns Esplanade.View event
Sports9 - 12 Aug 2018
Reef to Reef Mountain Bike Stage RaceView event
Arts & Culture24 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
Cairns FestivalView event
Sports31 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
Targa Great Barrier ReefView event
Sports15 - 22 Sep 2018
Far North Wilderness Bike TourView event