NATIVE ARTS AND FASHION ACADEMY
Native Arts and Fashion Academy has been formed with a vision to promote arts , culture and fashion in PNG in 2007. Till now NAFA has been participated and represented PNG talents nationally and internationally since 2017 in various cultural events.
Fashion is an exclusive industry around the world. Native Arts and fashion Academy is an institution to train fashion models and fashion designers. It provides Certificate Course in Model Training and Fashion Designing at the moment. NAFA further also enables Fashion Designers and Models to represent Papua New Guinea in various world platforms including London Pacific Fashion Week (LPFW), Royal Polynesian Fashion Week (RPFW), and so on. It also trains models who participate in the various National fashion agencies like PNG Fashion and Design Week, PNG Fashion Week, Miss World PNG, etc.
In 2019 on the 30th of November, Native Arts and Fashion Academy hosted its first fashion platform in the “NAFA NIGHT 2019” at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex. It was during that time when all NAFA students presented what they have learned during two years of study under NAFA’s well-disciplined environment. The show was attended by Papua New Guineas Prime Minister Hon. James Marape and many other delegates.
“The NAFA NIGHT Show” was a recap of what students has been studying. It started with Music Masters of PNG musical jam, followed by Paradise Dance Academy with PNG’s contemporary and Bollywood Dance performances, Gejah Academy of multiple martial Arts with Taekwondo and boxing demonstration and the highlight of the show was the fashion show that presents NAFA Collections from emerging designers; which was displayed by NAFA trained models.
During the period of 2020 to 2022 NAFA has participated at London Pacific Fashion Week where PNG TALENTS were promoted internationally in the areas of fashion designing particularly crocheted and knitted garments.
London Pacific fashion week (LPFW) was established in October 2012 LPFW events has continued as a regular fashion event in the United Kingdom promoting established pacific fashion designers. A champion of pacific design, Art and Culture LPFW act as platform for designers living and working in the pacific to engage with the fashion industry and represents them exclusively in the United Kingdom. To do this, a select number of fashion designers from the pacific Travel to London every February and September for LPFW, Which coincides with London fashion Week, both to promote their brands and gain further experience in the global fashion world. While in a London, they are committed to a series of events, see below, allowing the breadth of their work to be showcased to a wide and diverse audience.
NAFA has recently signed a MOU with National Cultural Commission to promote the film industry in PNG along with National Film Institute. This will encourage PNG TALENTS in the field of film making where by they can get a chance to be at Oscar Academy Awards through selection process facilitated by PNG OSCAR Selection Committee
This is yet another milestone achievement by the National Cultural Commission in partnership with the Native Arts and Fashion Academy (NAFA). The affiliation with the Oscar Awards means that Papua New Guineans can now submit its films of various categories for consideration of their excellence awards, more specifically for the international Feature Film category thereby paving a way forward to blossoming of another big industry in Papua New Guinea.
During 2021 – 22 period NAFA has introduced summer camp for kids aged between 5 to 12 during their term holidays at yacht club member kids and later at our office facility which was a instant hit among kids. The camp is a two weeks program which focuses on holistic development of the kids which included indoor and outdoor activities, science experiments, cooking, dance, riddles , movie time and line of similar activities which engage and enhance kids interests.Summer camp usually happens during term holiday period.
There are many reasons for anyone to try summer camp we have gathered some important ones that are beneficial for the all-round development of kids.
- Make new Friends.
- Build up social skills.
- Develop Skills.
- Bond with Nature.
- Away from technology.
- Physical Activity.
- Boost self-confidence, etc.
NAFA 2022 Events
Kid’s Summer Camp – Royal Papua Yacht Club
January 10th – 13th & 17th to 20th NAFA Group organized and conducted kids summer camp event for RPYC members kids.
Pongal Celebration - Indian High Commission
January 14th, Paradise Dance Academy participated at the Indian High Commission for the Ponghal celebration
Hindi Divas - Indian High Commission
January 18th, Hindi Divas participated by NAFA
The 94th Oscar Academy Awards - Crown Hotel
March 25th, NAFA did collaborated with NCC in a Public Private Partnership and presented/introduced at a press meet the Oscar Awards Selection Committee for PNG.
Png Oscar Submission Website
March 25th, NAFA is responsible for creating the PNG Oscar Awards submission website. Inclusive of that is a MoU underway
Hosting The Indian Community Singing Group
April 22nd, Music Masters of PNG under NAFA started hosting the Indian Community singing group at the Fly River Haus.
Dublin Ireland Show
June 10th, NAFA represented PNG at the Ireland show being part of London Pacific Fashion Show
Kid’s Summer Camp
July 4th , NAFA conducted its Kid’s Summer Camp at the Fly River Haus.
Indian Independence - Indian high Commission
August 15th, Paradise Dance Academy and NAFA itself performed at the Indian Independence Day Celebration & NAFA provided musical pieces for the event
Kid’s Summer Camp
September 19th – 30th, NAFA running its term 3 kids holiday program – Summer Camp at the Fly River Haus
Durga Pooja Festival@ Telecom Rumana compound
October 2nd, Dance performance By Paradise Dance Academy
Diwali Festival@ UPNG
November 5th , Music and Dance performance by Nafa group