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QPAC First Nations

QPAC recognises the significant role First Nations Peoples have contributed and continue to contribute to Queensland’s historical, creative and cultural landscapes.

We respect the diversity of Queensland’s two distinct cultures. We seek to work towards furthering a deeper connection with First Nations Peoples of Queensland through leadership and development, in both our business and programming.

Our First Nations program is bold, resilient, and features fierce black work from local and national First Nations artists. This program supports and empowers First Nations artists to create work that explores love, life, celebration, loss, pain and grief through a black perspective.

This program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

As our ancestors have done for thousands of years before us, we come together to create, connect, and share.

We’re back in full swing for 2022! Clancestry – A Celebration of Country will take over QPAC from 14 February to 5 March 2022 celebrating everything that is beautiful, black and deadly about our First Nations Peoples.

Clancestry is proudly run by Australian First Nations Peoples and supports over a hundred First Nations artists every year.

See the First Nations events happening on stage at QPAC

QPAC’s Vision of ‘a lifetime of unforgettable live performances for all Queenslanders’ will be enhanced through the following Values of its First Nation Peoples Engagement Strategy which are: Respect, Honesty, Integrity, Relationships, Protection and Accountability

QPAC is committed to supporting the creative and cultural development of works created by First Nations artists from Queensland and across Australia

Take a deeper dive into our First Nations program, which features stories behind the works that explore love, life, celebration, loss, pain and grief through a black perspective

Look back at projects and events at QPAC

QPAC First Nations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Some material may contain terms and information that reflect individuals' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These views are not necessarily the views of QPAC.

QPAC acknowledges the ownership of any Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property will remain with the relevant owners or custodians of such Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestors of this land, their spirits and their legacy. The foundations laid by these ancestors - our First Nations Peoples - gives strength, inspiration and courage to current and future generations, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, towards creating a better Queensland. Queensland Government’s RAP Acknowledgment of Country