In response to the strange and trying times we find ourselves in, YIRRAMBOI would like to acknowledge the disruption and upheaval that is being felt throughout our First Nations arts community. So to do our part in ensuring our artists continue their creative practices and development we are excited to introduce our Resilience in Isolation program, which looks to provide support for our First Nations creatives to continue to do what they do best, create. 

We are putting the call out for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from First Nation creatives to create, develop or adapt new works during the isolation period. Each project will receive up to $1000 in financial support and will have the option to be uploaded to YIRRAMBOI’s social media pages and/or be further developed into a showing/showcase piece for YIRRAMBOI Festival, 6 – 16 May 2021.

We have simplified our application process and strongly encourage you to apply quickly as we are expecting a high number of applications.

All creative genres welcome.

To apply you must

  • Identify as First Nations and state Language Group/s
  • Be an emerging to mid-career practicing artist  
  • Be based in Australia


YIRRAMBOI will provide monetary support of up to $1000 for each project.

The fee will cover artist’s fees and preparation costs of uploading and/or presenting your work digitally or during the Festival.

Please ensure you include the scope of your project and cost associated with uploading your work digitally.

The EOI will remain open until the allocated funding has been exhausted.

Funds will be distributed through Auspicious Arts Inc.


You will be notified of the outcome of your EOI, in 10 business days after you’ve submitted your application.  

Your EOI will be reviewed by YIRRAMBOI’s First Nations, Creative Director, Caroline Briggs-Martin and Producing Team.

Successful applicants

If your application is successful and you have chosen to produce works in a digital format, you will need to submit the completed version within six weeks of signing your contract.

Should your work require further development, into a showing or showcase during YIRRAMBOI Festival, you will be required to submit monthly updates to our Associate Producer during the lead up to the Festival.

How to apply?

Please fill out the expression of interest form and upload any supporting documentation through the form that could assist your application.

If you have any queries please contact our Producing Team via

Remember to keep a copy of your proposal for your own record. The application form requires a Google account. If you prefer to submit your application alternatively, please contact our producer via the email above.

Image credit: Bad Apples, YIRRAMBOI Festival 2019. Photo by James Henry.