Indigenous Program

Finders Keepers is dedicated to nurturing and growing the support for Indigenous makers in Australia. 

In 2018, we’re launching a new Finders Keepers Indigenous Program. 

This program sets out to encourage and support Indigenous makers and provide a platform with a dedicated audience to support their commercial endeavours. Recipients in this program will receive a sponsored stall position at Finders Keepers market in their dedicated city, support with stall design and development as well as marketing and media support. 

Finders Keepers have offered thousands of artists and makers opportunities and platforms over the past ten years and now we’d like to shine a light on the incredible practices of Indigenous arts and crafts. This program has been designed to:

  • Support Indigenous makers with equal opportunity, market reach and selling platforms;
  • Honour makers and enhance our marketplace with more Indigenous crafts; and
  • Mentor Indigenous makers with support in new ways.

As part of the Indigenous Program, Finders Keepers will provide support to a unique recipient at each Finders Keepers event that takes place in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne each season. 

Recipients can be individual makers, and/or an Art Centre or organisation that promotes and sells the work of a Indigenous artists and makers. 

Program recipients will include: 

  • A sponsored stall position including a full subsidy to cover the cost of stall fees at the participating city;
  • Stall design and development with Finders Keepers design and decor team; and
  • Additional marketing and media support announcement including the recipient details.

PLUS

  • The artist/art centres work amplified and accessed by thousands of market visitors;
  • A feature story on the Finders Keepers blog about the artist/art centre;
  • Media inclusions with potential opportunities for PR and additional exposure and;
  • Additional mentions across event materials and Finders Keepers website.

We're so excited about the new Indigenous Program and look forward to bringing you more Indigenous art, craft and design in our seasons to come.

Our Indigenous Program recipient for Sydney AW18 was Injalak Arts
Our recipient for Brisbane AW18 is Yunmi.

If you, or someone you know may be eligible to apply to be a recipient for the Indigenous Program, please feel free to express your interest by emailing here.