Blak Design 2024 EOI

Blak Design 2024 EOI

Event status:
Applications Now Closed
Applications close Sunday 29th of October 2023, 5pm
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Blak Design 2024 EOI


Discover your creative design and artistic potential as part of the KHT’s innovative Blak Design Program.

We are now accepting EOIs from eligible Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives.

In 2024, the Program will explore Fashion & Textiles.

Applications CLOSED.

Applications Close: Sunday 29th of October 2023, 5pm.

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How it works

Through an EOI process, up to 12 participants will be selected to take part in a series of free intensive fashion and textile workshops, as well as small business skills and professional development sessions. You will have access to cultural mentors, design professionals, fashion and industry practitioners and experts.

At the end of the year, participants will have designed and created individual pieces with the intention of being showcased in an end of year exhibition. As part of the professional development opportunity, participants will also work closely with the KHT curatorial team in the exhibition development and design.

The Program will be delivered at the Koorie Heritage Trust in the Yarra Building at Melbourne’s iconic Fed Square, and in the RMIT University’s renowned School of Fashion and Textiles.

Key Dates

Applications openNOW CLOSED
Applications closeSunday 29th of October 2023, 5pm
Applicants notifiedNovember 2023
  • January 29th, 2024: Online
  • February 5th – 16th, 2024: RMIT Brunswick (weekdays only)
  • May 6th – 7th, 2024: Professional Development at KHT
  • July 1st – 12th, 2024:  RMIT Brunswick (weekdays only)
  • Ongoing commitment, zoom meetings for Development

* You must be available to be in Melbourne on the specified dates to participate and to get the full benefit of the Program.  These dates may be subject to change. Please note, NAIDOC week 2024 commences July 7th, 2024 in case this affects your availability.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must meet the following Eligibility Criteria:

  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • live in Victoria; and
  • be 18 years of age or older

The Selection Panel will review eligible applicants’ submissions against the following general guidelines:

Artistic Merit

  • the quality, integrity and originality demonstrated in your work.
  • experience working in the creative field, such as having exhibitions or selling your work.


  • commitment to participate in the Program for all dates identified in the Schedule;
  • availability and willingness to participate in a group exhibition at the end of the Program including being involved in the exhibition design and development and all associated activities.


  • that the Program aligns with your creative practice and where you want to go with it in the future;
  • capacity to extend your creative practice in contemporary design, making and production.

Terms & Conditions

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions of application.

Blak Design is an initiative of the Koorie Heritage Trust and is presented in partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation, RMIT University and our precinct partner Fed Square.

We are more than happy to provide further information, answer any questions or provide any assistance to support you in completing the EOI form. Please contact Sharn Geary, Blak Design Coordinator via EMAIL.

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