Have a passion for the arts? Our Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation has an Internship placement available through NXT Gen Arts!

We’re looking for Territory based early-career artists, arts administrators and arts-lovers to join the DAAF Foundation for an internship as part of the NXT Gen Arts program! You’ll be supporting a busy team for three months (with opportunity to extend).

This role is suited to someone who is keen to learn and experience different facets of DAAF Foundation, including:

  • Assisting the Artistic Director with on-going projects and creative direction of events including the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and its Public Program, Country to Couture, Afterpay Australian Fashion Week and the National Indigenous Fashion Awards.
  • Data entry and maintenance of our administrative and operations systems including grant application portals, Salesforce, Trello and Google Drive.
  • Basic bookkeeping skills using Xero accounting software.
  • Event management, including set up of equipment and helping out with event builds.
  • Marketing and Communications, assist with social media duties and content creation.

This opportunity with NXT Gen Arts will provide structured career development for Northern Territory (NT) early career artists or art workers aged 18 – 25 years through a professional practice placement.

Applications close 2pm ACST, 6 February 2023.

Interested? Please email to learn more and head to the link below to apply!

Location: Darwin, Larrakia Country, Northern Territory.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About our DAAF Foundation:

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation (DAAFF) is a not-for-profit Indigenous organisation, owned and governed by the 75+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres and Peak Bodies it represents.

DAAFF celebrates the rich cultural and artistic diversity of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres. The Foundation’s vision is to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design, and culture with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity. Its keystone event is the renowned Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – both in physical and digital formats!

The Indigenous Fashion Projects (IFP) is a DAAFF program and collaborates with Indigenous Australians working in textiles and fashion, with a range of development programs, mentoring opportunities and promotional events. IFP’s purpose is the organised support of the development of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander textile and fashion practice and enterprise, and is home of the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), Country to Couture Runway, Pathways Program, IFP Runway at Afterpay Australian Fashion Week – and more!