“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.”
“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!
Si tu es un.e membre des Premières 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 âge, tu peux y participer!
Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour développer et réaliser tes idées ! En solo ou en équipe ? Court métrage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinéastes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont là pour t’appuyer.
Les prochaines cohortes ✨ 9 novembre au 11 décembre 2020 ✨ Janvier – Février 2021 (dates à confirmer)
Avoir accès à Internet, à un ordinateur, à une caméra et/ou un téléphone intelligent (si le projet nécessite des images)
S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durée totale du projet (5 semaines)
Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre à 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)
“The Mamawi Project is looking for recommendations of Métis animators/graphic designers who could work with our team to develop two short animated videos focused on anti-Black racism and 2SLGBTQ+ identity. We were able to secure a grant to support this work, and as a result this is a paid opportunity.”
“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!
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.”
“Le dernier vendredi du mois implique nouvel épisode de notre série WapiStories
Découvrez une programmation spéciale sur la chasse et la cuisine automnale concoctée par Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, cinéaste, modératrice mais aussi Responsable à la mobilisation et à l’impact collectif au Wapikoni !
Ce sera aussi l’occasion d’échanger et de discuter avec Eve Ringuette, cinéaste Innu et membre elle aussi du collectif Wapikoni !
Que sont les WapiStories? Il s’agit de la toute nouvelle série du Wapikoni, diffusée en ligne exclusivement sur Facebook !
Chaque mois, à tour de rôle, des membres et artistes du collectif Wapikoni présentent une programmation spécialement concoctée par eux sur des thèmes et des sujets qui les inspirent ! Cette programmation est suivie d’échanges et de discussions avec un.e invité.e du collectif. Découvrez une variété d’œuvres et de contenus créée par des membres des Premières Nations, Inuit et Métis. Reflétant leur regard, leur histoire, leurs cultures et leurs traditions, cette programmation mettre en lumière une sensibilité artistique unique ! Soyez aux premières loges d’histoires captivantes, de parcours inspirants et d’échanges stimulants… Suivez les WapiStories tout au long de l’année !
* * Les WapiStories favorisent la souveraineté narrative, une valeur centrale du Wapikoni. L’objectif est de continuer à faire connaître les œuvres et les talents autochtones tout en contribuant à leur rayonnement. Les WapiStories se réfèrent au storytelling et cherchent, d’une certaine façon, à 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!
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 Métis 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.”
“TheimagineNATIVE 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.”
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.”
“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 • 5 • 6
Now in it’s third year, ’Q’emcín 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
“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.”