Remote Events Program


Our Remote Events Program was formally known as the Indigenous Traditional Dance Program (ITDP), and was established to support the Northern Territory’s artistic and cultural practices through inter-generational learning, the strengthening of relationships between Elders and young people and encouraging cultural leadership. For over a decade this arts and cultural community development initiative has been delivered in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Borroloola and Numbulwar.

The aims of our Remote Events Program are to:

  • assist in the coordination of an annual festival event that celebrates the diversity of traditional Indigenous culture in the Northern Territory, providing an exciting cross-cultural platform for audience and performance development
  • deliver remote community support that facilitates opportunities for arts and cultural performance and skills development within the region through a series of projects, rehearsals, workshops and events each year
  • provide local, national and international performance opportunities where appropriate for the hosting community to establish business and professional development pathways

Artback NT currently facilitates simultaneous engagement with the remote Northern Territory communities of Borroloola and Numbulwar, including the delivery of the Malandarri Festival and Numburindi Festival, as well as Tiwi Islands Festival at Pirlangimpi Community on Melville Island.


Yirriwinari Festival, Pirlangimpi, 3-4 May for 2024 (tbc)

Malandarri Festival, Borroloola, 14-15 June 2024

Numburindi Festival, Numbulwar, 19-21 September 2024


Remote Events Program

Remote Events Manager

PO Box 535, Darwin, NT 0801

08 8941 1444