The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation’s mission is to provide vibrant and exciting platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture with a reputation for innovation, diversity and cultural integrity.
DAAF Foundation is a not-for-profit Indigenous corporation and our membership is made up of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres from across Australia. Our main event is the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (affectionately known as DAAF) held in Darwin in August each year. More recently, has been the addition of Country to Couture, a fashion show showcasing collaborations between our Art Centres and their chosen designers. DAAF Foundation also presents the National Indigenous Fashion Awards (NIFA), which celebrates the innovation, diversity and ethical practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and fashion designers, whilst contributing to the capacity building of the sector.
Volunteers are part of the DAAF Foundation family - we simply couldn't conduct our events without you! We aim to create a unique and memorable behind the scenes event experience in return for your donation of time. We hope to build a great relationship, so that you are excited return next year!
In 2023, we are seeking volunteers for Country to Couture, National Indigenous Fashion Awards and the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair runs over a three day period (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) assisting around the venue with Art Centre workshops, Art Centre assistance and the front desk. While volunteering you'll get the opportunity to explore First Nations art work from around the Country.
Country to Couture is the iconic showcase where art, culture and fashion merge in an explosion of creativity. Volunteers have the opportunity to experience both the front of house and back of house.
Volunteer at the prestigious awards ceremony celebrating Indigenous excellence and innovation in Fashion and Textiles. Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, designers, Art Centres and creatives across a number of categories. Volunteers will be assisting with event requirements such as ticketing, customer service and back of house assistance.
Volunteers will be required to sign a Code of Conduct and Volunteer Agreement.
DAAF Foundation will provide:
- Car Park Pass
- Light refreshments after the event
- And entry to the event itself!
By submitting this application you confirm you would like to be contacted and up to date with news and opportunities including around our Volunteers Program.
Please note that you will be contacted closer to our event date and provided with information about dates, times and further volunteer information.