About the awards
The recipients of the 2024 First Nations Arts and Culture Awards are announced during a special gala event which is streamed on this page.
The First Nations Arts and Culture Awards are delivered by Creative Australia each year on May 27, marking the anniversary of the 1967 referendum and the start of National Reconciliation Week. Nominations for the awards are open now.
- The Red Ochre Award, which pays tribute to a senior Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person for their outstanding lifetime achievement in the arts and their contribution to the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts culture and community, both nationally and internationally.
- The Dreaming Award, which supports inspirational young First Nations artists aged 18-30 years to create a major body of work through mentoring and partnerships.
- The First Nations Emerging Career Development Award, which is available to artists and arts workers in all disciplines including dance, cross-discipline arts, literature, poetry, visual arts, theatre, music and community arts.
- The First Nations Fellowship, which supports an outstanding, established artist and arts workers’ activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.