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Virtual Indigenous Art & Craft Symposium (Experience Qalipu)

Experience Qalipu is pleased to announce a Virtual Indigenous Art and Craft Symposium to take place over the month of October.

The symposium will offer two sessions each week, a professional development session every Tuesday and an artist talk every Thursday.

Professional development sessions will include How to Become a Member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, How to Price your Products, a Virtual Craft Fair Information Session, and Social Media for Craftspeople and Artists.

Artist talks will be shared by artists who practice a variety of mediums including Jenelle Duval, Melissa Peter-Paul, and Nelson White.

Tara Saunders, director of Community Development at Qalipu First Nation, describes this event as an “opportunity to advance the professionalism of our Indigenous artists and craftspeople and encourage hobby artists and craftspeople to pursue arts as a career.”

For more information and to register, please visit: http://qalipu.ca/virtual-indigenous-art-craft-symposium/

-from Experience Qalipu

Appel de projets : Le studio virtuel / Call for Projects: Virtual Studio (Wapikoni mobile)

“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!

Si tu es un.e membre des PremiÚres Nations, Inuit ou Métis, une personne créative, que tu as déjà fait un film et que tu as envie de faire un autre projet artistique, participe à la nouvelle cohorte!
Peu importe ton Ăąge, tu peux y participer!

Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour dĂ©velopper et rĂ©aliser tes idĂ©es ! En solo ou en Ă©quipe ? Court mĂ©trage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinĂ©astes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont lĂ  pour t’appuyer.

Les prochaines cohortes
✨ 9 novembre au 11 dĂ©cembre 2020
✨ Janvier – FĂ©vrier 2021 (dates Ă  confirmer)

Pour participer:

  • Remplis le formulaire : http://tiny.cc/studiovirtuel
  • Avoir accĂšs Ă  Internet, Ă  un ordinateur, Ă  une camĂ©ra et/ou un tĂ©lĂ©phone intelligent (si le projet nĂ©cessite des images)
  • S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durĂ©e totale du projet (5 semaines)

Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre Ă  23h59.
Des questions? Écris-nous à studiovirtuel[@]wapikoni.ca


The virtual studio is back and ready to welcome a new cohort.

If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Metis, a creative person, have already made a film and can’t wait to do another artistic project, then the virtual studio is for you! No matter your age!

The virtual studio is an online space to create and realize your ideas! Short film, podcast, photography project, journalistic capsule?… any type of project is possible! Individual or collective project? No worries! Our filmmaker-mentors and outreach workers are here to guide you.

The next cohorts:
✨November 9 – December 11 2020
✨ January – February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

To participate:

  • Fill out the form: http://tiny.cc/virtualstudio
  • Have Internet access
  • Have access to a laptop, a camera and/or smartphone (if to project involves images)
  • Be available at least 6 hrs per week for the duration of the project (5 weeks)

Sign up before July 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Questions? Write to us at studiovirtuel[@]wapikoni.ca”

-from Wapikoni mobile

Call for Applications: Paprika Arts Festival & Indigenous Arts Program

“We have seven exciting, FREE programs on offer for #Paprika20, each catering to different aspects of theatre and performance. We’re looking for emerging performers, directors, designers, producers, writers, administrators, and more. Pitch us your new projects and ideas for the future of theatre – now more than ever, we want to be a platform for creativity, innovation, and taking artistic risks!

Deadline to apply is SEPT. 30, 2020

To learn more about all our programs and how to apply, visit: www.paprikafestival.com/programs

The Indigenous Arts Program provides personalized, flexible training and support to young Indigenous performing artists of any experience and skill level. We connect Indigenous youth with Indigenous artists and mentors, as well as a variety of diverse creators from across the country. Program participants are provided the tools and guidance to create a fully original piece of performed art (could be theatre, dance, music, poetry, performance art
anything!). Mentors and guest artists help connect program participants with community and the Indigenous arts scene in Tkaronto and beyond (including Paprika partner company, Native Earth Performing Arts). Participants have the opportunity to return for a second year in this program to further develop their training and their original work and deepen their relationships with new collaborators and mentors in community.

For this program we are especially interested in candidates under the age of 30.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://paprikafestival.com/programs/indigenous-arts-program/

-from Paprika Theatre Festival

WapiStories : Courts métrages & discussions / Short Films and Q&A

“Le dernier vendredi du mois implique nouvel Ă©pisode de notre sĂ©rie WapiStories 

DĂ©couvrez une programmation spĂ©ciale sur la chasse et la cuisine automnale concoctĂ©e par Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, cinĂ©aste, modĂ©ratrice mais aussi Responsable Ă  la mobilisation et Ă  l’impact collectif au Wapikoni !

Ce sera aussi l’occasion d’Ă©changer et de discuter avec Eve Ringuette, cinĂ©aste Innu et membre elle aussi du collectif Wapikoni !

Joignez-vous Ă  nous EN DIRECT!

QUAND: Vendredi 25 septembre Ă  19h
OÙ: EN DIRECT sur notre page Facebook

Que sont les WapiStories?
Il s’agit de la toute nouvelle sĂ©rie du Wapikoni, diffusĂ©e en ligne exclusivement sur Facebook !

Chaque mois, Ă  tour de rĂŽle, des membres et artistes du collectif Wapikoni prĂ©sentent une programmation spĂ©cialement concoctĂ©e par eux sur des thĂšmes et des sujets qui les inspirent ! Cette programmation est suivie d’échanges et de discussions avec un.e invitĂ©.e du collectif. DĂ©couvrez une variĂ©tĂ© d’Ɠuvres et de contenus crĂ©Ă©e par des membres des PremiĂšres Nations, Inuit et MĂ©tis. ReflĂ©tant leur regard, leur histoire, leurs cultures et leurs traditions, cette programmation mettre en lumiĂšre une sensibilitĂ© artistique unique ! Soyez aux premiĂšres loges d’histoires captivantes, de parcours inspirants et d’échanges stimulants… Suivez les WapiStories tout au long de l’annĂ©e !

* * Les WapiStories favorisent la souverainetĂ© narrative, une valeur centrale du Wapikoni. L’objectif est de continuer Ă  faire connaĂźtre les Ɠuvres et les talents autochtones tout en contribuant Ă  leur rayonnement. Les WapiStories se rĂ©fĂšrent au storytelling et cherchent, d’une certaine façon, Ă  rendre hommage aux traditions orales.


The last Friday of the month means it’s time for or a new WapiStories episode 

Discover a special program on hunting and fall coocking curated by Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, filmmaker, moderator but also Mobilization and Collective Impact Manager at Wapikoni!

A Q&A will follow with Eve Ringuette, Innu filmmaker and member of the Wapikoni collective as well. Join us LIVE!

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 7pm
WHERE: LIVE on our Facebook page

What are WapiStories?
It’s the brand new Wapikoni series, broadcasted online exclusively on Facebook!

Each month, in turn, members and artists of the Wapikoni collective present a program specially concocted by them on themes and topics that inspire them! This programming is followed by exchanges and discussions with a guest of the collective. Discover a variety of works and content created by First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis members. Reflecting their outlook, history, cultures and traditions, this programming highlights a unique artistic sensibility! Get a front-row seat to captivating stories, inspiring journeys and stimulating exchanges! Follow the WapiStories throughout the year!

* * WapiStories promote narrative sovereignty, a core value of Wapikoni. The goal is to continue to showcase Indigenous works and talents while contributing to their outreach. WapiStories refers to storytelling and seeks, in a way, to pay tribute to oral traditions.”

For more information, please visit WapiStories’ event page

-from Wapikoni mobile

Indigenous Arts Program Grants (First Peoples’ Cultural Council)

FPCC Arts Program deadlines have been extended to October 6, 2020!

Select grants in the Indigenous Arts Program and the Indigenous Music Initiative are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 intake from Indigenous residents and organizations in B.C.

The Fall 2020 intake includes the following:

The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP)

The Indigenous Music Initiative (IMI)

For more information, please visit: http://www.fpcc.ca/

-from First Peoples’ Cultural Council

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (Oct 20-25, Online)

“The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival announces the 21st Annual Festival will move online from October 20 – 25, 2020. imagineNATIVE will gather community for an online Festival to celebrate Indigenous storytelling in film, video, audio, digital and interactive art. This six-day online gathering will feature over 100 Indigenous artists from all over the world with an offering of live screenings, featured discussions, interactive engagements, live pitches, performances, virtual exhibitions, and other special events. 

In addition to artistic and industry offerings, imagineNATIVE will be ‘gifting from the spirit and for the spirit’. Items and goods will be gifted through physical and digital giveaways throughout the Festival highlighting Indigenous artists and companies. Grounded in expressions of generosity, the giveaways will acknowledge the continued support and work from our communities. This year will mark an opportunity for imagineNATIVE to mobilize and connect in new, creative and exciting ways!  

“With the community as a priority, the 2020 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be guided by Indigenous practices of gifting and reciprocity. To gift is an act of acknowledgement,” said Niki Little, Artistic Director. “It comes with notions of collective responsibility and opportunities to name relationships between nations.”  

The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing film, video, audio, and digital + interactive media made by Indigenous screen-content creators. The Festival presents compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and dynamism of Indigenous arts, perspectives, and cultures in contemporary media.”

For more information, please visit: https://imaginenative.org/

-from imagineNATIVE

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Sept 16-20, Online)

Celebrating Indigenous Arts in CyberSpace,
Algonquin Territory, Ottawa, Canada
Sept. 16-20, 2020


“The 9th annual Asinabka Festival is excited to present the best contemporary Indigenous film and music from Canada and around the world.  The Festival takes place online over 5 days with films hosted on the festival website, and music performances live-streamed on social media.

This year’s festival has made the decision to present all film and arts programming online to prioritize the safety of festival goers, and to still continue to support and celebrate Indigenous artists.  

Our schedule includes 16 separate film programs, including 8 feature length films, and 64 short films, representing 10 different countries including: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Greenland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

We’re honoured and delighted to be able to present all of this year’s programming and artistic talent, please join us virtually on the Asinabka Festival Website and on our social media.”

-from Asinabka Festival

2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020: Free Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture (Sept 4-6)

Buffy Sainte-Marie and a diverse lineup of 33 award-winning and emerging Indigenous artists are all streaming at Virtual 2 Rivers Remix 2020, September 4 â€ą 5 ‱ 6

Now in it’s third year, ’Q’emcĂ­n 2 Rivers Remix has been a FREE multi-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in ‘Q’emcin (aka the Village of Lytton). 
2RMX 2020 is part of VirtualFeast.ca, a new indigenous-led online platform to highlight and support streaming of contemporary Indigenous performances in the Summer of COVID-19. VirtualFeast.ca provides a single point of reference and discovery for audiences tuned into the burgeoning BC Indigenous music scene. VirtualFeast.ca is collaborative project of BC Indigenous arts presenters including: 2 Rivers Remix Society, Savage Production Society, Full Circle: First Nations Performance, Vines Festival/Resilient Roots.

What:  2 Rivers Remix Virtual 2020 – 3rd annual, 3-day, 33 artist FREE Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture

When:  Streaming Friday Sept. 4, Saturday Sept 5, Sunday Sept. 6 @ 5pm-11pm (each day)

Why:  BC’s Premier Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music
 and did we mention it’s ALL FREE!

Who:  33 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres

Where:  Your usual live-streaming platforms

How:  Register for FREE at VirtualFeast.ca! to access exclusive 2RMX streams.”

For more information, please visit: https://2riversremix.ca/

-from 2 Rivers Remix

iNdigital Youth Collective Workshop Series (ImagineNATIVE)

imagineNATIVE is excited to introduce the iNdigital Youth Collective to our year round Programming initiatives.

The iNdigital Youth Collective is a group of emerging digital and interactive Indigenous artists based in Toronto and was formed out of a collaboration between imagineNATIVE and ENAGB-IYA. The goal of this initiative is to support Indigenous youth in learning digital creation and building engagement as creatives within the Digital + Interactive sector. Skill- building takes place through practical learning and making, professional development activities, and networking opportunities.

This Collective offers an honorarium and participation in digital media workshops, access to equipment, and an Artists Pass, which includes tickets to films, special screenings, Industry events, and a digital meetup to the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2020.

Our first set of activities will be a series of Skins workshops developed and produced by AbTeC as part of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). These workshops will take place online and require a computer with a stable internet connection.”

For more information, please visit: https://imaginenative.org/indigital-youth-collective

-from imagineNATIVE