Indigenous Program

 
 

Applications for our Indigenous Program are always open!
To find out more about the criteria and to apply for our Indigenous Program, please visit this page and complete an Expression of Interest Form.

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

The Finders Keepers Indigenous Program sets out to encourage and support Indigenous makers and provide a platform with a dedicated audience to support their commercial endeavours. 

This program has been designed to:

  • Support Indigenous makers & designers 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.

Recipients can be individual makers, and/or an Art Centre or organisation that promotes and sells the work of Indigenous artists and makers, and must be a first-time Finders Keepers stallholder. 

Program recipients will receive: 

  • A sponsored stall position including a full subsidy to cover the cost of stall fees at the participating city;
  • Additional marketing and media support announcement including the recipient details.

Plus:

  • The artist/art centres work is amplified and accessed by thousands of market visitors;
  • A feature story on The Finders Keepers blog about the maker/ art centre;
  • Media inclusions with potential opportunities for PR and additional exposure and;
  • Additional mentions across event materials and The Finders Keepers website;
  • Past recipients are also welcome to apply for future events and are offered 20% off their next market stall.

Our 2024 Recipients:
Our recipient for Sydney AW24 was Penny Towney, aka Towney Time
Our recipient for Melbourne AW24 was Ochre Dough

Our 2023 Recipients:
Our recipient for Sydney SS23 was Soul Reign
Our recipient for Melbourne SS23 was Gardening on Country
Our many recipients for Melbourne AW23, as part of NAIDOC week and in collaboration with Aboriginal Melbourne, are all here!
Our recipient for Sydney AW23 was Bush to Bowl

Our 2022 Recipients:
Our recipient for Brisbane SS22 was Ikuntji Artists
Our recipient for Sydney AW22 was Deadly Denim
Our many recipients for Melbourne AW22, as part of NAIDOC week and in collaboration with Aboriginal Melbourne, are all here!
Our recipient for Brisbane AW22 was K-Rae Designs
Our recipient for Melbourne SS22 was Numbulwar Numburindi Arts

Our 2021 Recipient:

Our recipient for Brisbane was Wulkuraka Designs

*In 2020 and partially in 2021 our events did not operate due to COVID-19

Our 2019 Recipients:
Our recipient for Melbourne SS19 was Gammin Threads
Our recipient for Brisbane SS19 was Chaboo
Our recipient for Sydney SS19 was One of Twelve
Our recipient for Sydney AW19 was Sar.ra by Rachael Sarra
Our recipient for Brisbane AW19 was Life Apparel Co
Our recipient for Melbourne AW19 was Amber Days

Our 2018 Recipients:
Our recipient for Sydney AW18 was Injalak Arts
Our recipient for Brisbane AW18 was Yunmi.
Our recipient for Melbourne AW18 was Kakadu Plum Co.
Our recipient for Melbourne SS18 was Marnin Studio
Our recipient for Brisbane SS18 was Anindilyakwa Arts 
Our recipient for Sydney SS18 was North

To find out more about the criteria and to apply for our Indigenous Program, please visit this page and complete an Expression of Interest Form.

The Finders Keepers acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country across Australia, and their connections to community, land and sea. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today and everyday.