AIME Apparel showcases the artistic talents of Indigenous kids across Australia. The gear is inspired by artwork from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students who participate in AIME. Each year, thousands of Indigenous kids complete art workshops as part of our Year 9 program. These sessions offer a safe space for the kids to express their stories and identity through the medium of art.
This session is also an opportunity for aspiring artists to take their skills to the next level. In 2015, 22 kids stepped up to complete paid Art Internships with AIME.
As commissioned artists, the kids produced an artwork for AIME Apparel. This is the real deal; we draw up the contract, and artist and AIME collaborate to create an original piece of gear.
We know these kids have got the talent to make it. They are good enough to be professionals. And now they've got the platform.
The x-factor piece is that every AIME Apparel item sold goes straight back to the AIME program, supporting our goal to reach 10,000 Indigenous kids across Australia each year by 2018.
Do you run a company that makes cool things? Whether it’s clothing, surfboards, sunnies, towels or magic carpets, we’d love to do a collab. We’ve got the artworks and stories that are singing out to be told. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.