Umi Arts


Members Engagement

Membership applications are welcomed from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with blood-line connection to Tropical North Queensland. UMI Arts accepts memberships from regions in the federal electorates of Kennedy and Leichhardt.

We also welcome and offer membership to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people without connection to Tropical North Queensland and to non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we welcome you too as friends.

Keep up to date with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts news from across Tropical North Queensland and beyond and take advantage of a range of benefits to support individual artists, artworkers and cultural practitioners.

As a member of UMI Arts you receive these benefits and are eligible to:

  • Participate in arts and cultural workshops and training seminars.
  • Participate in signature events and festivals.
  • Access professional support, advice and resources for career development.
  • Supply authentic creative products and services to retail store.
  • Participate in high profile exhibitions and art fairs.
  • Receive VIP invitations to exhibition openings and events.
  • Receive regular e-newsletters with latest events and industry opportunities.

To download an application form, click on the link below or call UMI Arts and we can post one out to you.

Membership Form

Download The Membership Form

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Complete your membership application today and join the UMI Arts family.

Return your membership application form to UMI Arts:

Post: PO Box 15044 Edge Hill, QLD 4870

Email: (and attach as a scanned file)

In Person: Shop 4, 1 Jensen Street, Manoora QLD 4870

Community Engagement

UMI arts has a vision for connected communities strong in arts and culture across Tropical North Queensland. To achieve this aim we develop and deliver programs that support artists in communities wanting the skills to own and operate an independent arts business. Not every artist wants to work through an ‘art centre’ and we acknowledge this fact by providing the tools and resources for independent artists to grow and prosper in their artistic pursuits.

We strongly support local councils wanting to run arts programs, events and workshops in their communities. Our Walk About mobile training unit is ideally placed to support outreach programs and we encourage you to talk with us about how we can support independent artists in your community to achieve their aims and further their professional development.

UMI Arts has been a strong voice in the community for over 15 years and we continue to support a wide range of community groups and creative initiatives.


UMI Arts works effectively with all levels of government and with a wide array of departmental staff to achieve the strategic objectives of stakeholders and our members. We are particularly focussed on partnerships with the tourism, education, defence and local council sectors to achieve outcomes for our members in Tropical North Queensland.

Royal Australian Navy

UMI Arts works in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy to deliver cultural awareness and immersion sessions for Indigenous recruits. The program provides artist tutors with opportunities to engage with navy recruits through delivering art and traditional dance programs. Recruits are further supported through the development of culturally appropriate strategies that aid in stronger recruitment and retention rates by fostering a better understanding of Indigenous ways of working.

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