The DAAF Foundation and its IFP program is owned and operated by a membership of more than 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Centres.
The mission of the Foundation is to encourage the production of Aboriginal arts and to assist with its promotion in an ethical commercial environment. It is committed to professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers, and continually contributes to the cultural aspirations of Art Centres.
IFP has many activities, events and programs that focus on development for artists and Art Centres, specifically in the field of textiles and fashion, including:
Above | Bede Tungutalum, winner of the Special Recognition award, National Indigenous Fashion Awards 2020, photo courtesy of Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation.
Banner | Joshua & Shadeene wear BOONKAJ collection by Waringarri Aboriginal Arts, Country to Couture, Head Stylist – Rhys Ripper, 2021, Photo by James Giles.
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