Performing Country; Self determined First People’s community development and reciprocal exchange of knowledge and collaboration with performing arts presenters.


The Producer Development Program grows the next generation of Indigenous Dance Producers in Queensland.

The program will support Queensland based Indigenous producers in their professional development; up-skilling them to take on new projects and better understand and meet the highest quality of professional delivery of their existing projects.


The National Indigenous Dance Forum is a gathering of Indigenous dance practitioners from across the country to discuss issues relating to their sectors including educators, youth dance companies and practitioners, cultural dancers, community dance groups and practitioners, and contemporary dancers and practitioners.


BlakDance brokers and cultivates targeted First Nations dance residencies to invest in the creative development of making dance.

BlakDance also provides information and support from a dedicated producer to apply for a wide range of residencies.


Dana Waranara is a gathering of Indigenous choreographers and Australian and international festival directors, venue programmers and presenters.

Dana Waranara  is an Indigenous-led event enabling participants to develop rich understandings of practice and needs to generate collaborative creative development and presentation opportunities.

To apply to be a host festival or venue of Dana Waranara, please contact Merindah Donnelly at 


NEXT GEN is a program to support and promote choreographers who will undergo leadership and market development training over 4 years. They will be supported to attend key arts markets and events with the goal to becoming programmed nationally and internationally.