First Nations Arts Awards 2020

Co-hosted by Australia Council for the Arts,
27 May 2020, Australia

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Time: 6.00pm (AEST) – LIVE online

This is an inclusive and accessible online event.

Formerly the National Indigenous Arts Awards, the First Nations Arts Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding creativity and lifetime achievements of First Nations artists. The awards are held annually on 27 May marking the anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the recipients of this year’s awards will be revealed during a live streamed event, hosted by Deputy Chair Lee-Ann Tjunypa Buckskin and Chair of the First Nations Arts Strategy Panel and Sydney Festival Artistic Director Wesley Enoch, with a guest performance from the Stiff Gins. 

On the night, Australia Council for the Arts will announce the recipients of the prestigious Red Ochre Awards for outstanding lifetime achievement, the Dreaming Award for an emerging artist, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellowship for a mid-career artist.

Find more information here: First Nations Arts Awards 2020