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


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

The program is supporting Queensland based Indigenous producers in their professional and skill development.


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, cultural dancers, community dance groups and practitioners, and contemporary dance.


The BlakDance Residency Program: supports local Queensland dance groups and artists to make new work on and across country.

BlakDance also brokers and cultivates targeted First Nations dance residencies nationally and internationally..


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

This event enables 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 supporting and promoting choreographers to attend key arts markets and events to increase national and international presentations and touring.