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IndigArts Takeover Weekend (Paprika Festival)

Paprika Festival is excited to present our 2020 IndigArts Takeover Weekend across our social media platforms, featuring Indigenous artists from across Canada and our current Indigenous Arts Program participants!

Thursday May 21, 2020

3:00pm EST
Chantal Stormsong Chagnon | Opening Ceremony on IG Live

4:00pm EST

Jay Northcott (IAP Facilitator) in Conversion with five prominent Indigenous and Metis artistic leaders from across Canada and members of the #Paprika19 Indigenous Art Program. This is a chance for communities to connect and break the barriers of distance. From East to West and even up North we meet, laugh and learn from one other. Join us on Facebook Live to listen, witness, and learn for these amazing artists and their stories.

The panel features:
Justin Manyfingers | Former AD @ Making Treaty 7 (Calgary)
Colin Wolf | Gwaandak Theatre (Whitehorse)
Sheldon Elter | Actor (Edmonton)
Jeanette Kotowich | Dancer/Choreographer (Vancouver)
Sarain Fox | Dancer/Film Maker (Halifax)
Sophie Dow, Pesch Nepoose, Theresa Cutknife | IAP Participants


Friday May 22, 2020 | 7:00pm EST
Michael Hassler & Mohammed Shehab

Saturday May 23, 2020 | 7:00pm EST
Tyler J Sloane

Sunday May 24, 2020 | 7:00pm EST
Ziigwen Mixemong”

Panel discussion as part of our IndigARTS Takeover Weekend moderated by our IAP Facilitator Jay Northcott. They will be…

Posted by Paprika Festival on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

-from Paprika Festival

Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund (Toronto)

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

Toronto has been an important site for gathering, trading and celebration for Indigenous people for thousands of years. It is the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and its land and waters have been stewarded by the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendat and the Anishinaabe. Toronto continues to be home to many diverse Indigenous peoples, whose artistic and creative contributions are vital to the fabric of the city. The City of Toronto recognizes the rich Indigenous history of this land, and our responsibility in fostering strong relations between the municipality and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people who call Toronto home.

The application deadline for the Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund has been extended to July 24 at 5 p.m. 

For more information, please visit:

-from the City of Toronto

Outside Looking In Virtual Performance on Facebook Live (May 6)

“To celebrate our students and the entire community that makes OLI possible we will be bringing a special OLI performance right into your home through Facebook Live!⁣

We will be going LIVE with host Tamara Podemksi, and performances from Logan Staats and DJ Shub for a night of dancing and celebration to honour our annual show!

Canadian multi-platinum singer-songwriter and Oscar winner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, will also be performing on Facebook Live Wednesday May 6th for the 13th Annual Outside Looking In Virtual Performance.⁣⁣”

2020 OLI Performance
May 6, 7 pm ET on OLI Facebook Live:

To celebrate our students and the entire community that makes OLI possible we will be bringing a special OLI performance…

Posted by Outside Looking In on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)


“Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The fund is adjudicated by a Selection Committee.


Culture Quest supports:

  • First Nations expression of art in relation to cultural practices.
  • Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance, or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors.
  • Support opportunities for artists to create projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to prepare their work for the national or international stage.


Yukon-based groups, organizations, businesses and residents (persons having lived in Yukon for a minimum of one full year prior to applying) may apply.”

For more information, please visit:

-from KIAC

Call to Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Arts Creatives (Aboriginal Curatorial Collective) : Curating Care project honorariums

“In response to gallery and museum closures and program suspensions due to COVID-19 across the world, the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones is inviting Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Arts Creatives to join our Curating Care project in order to receive a small honorarium.

As we near the end of the fiscal year, we have a small pocket of money that we would like to use to support Independent INDIGENOUS Curators and Artists who have been financially affected by global responses to COVID-19. We are able to offer $100 honorariums to eligible participants, all you need to do is submit a 2-minute video outlining who you are, what your practice is, and how you locate care throughout your practice. These videos will be posted publicly on our Website and on our Vimeo account.

This small pocket of money is based on a first come first serve basis, we will do everything we can to make sure it is as fair and ethical as possible, and in saying this we must state that this opportunity is for INDIGENOUS CURATORS AND ARTS CREATIVES ONLY.

Please consider these funds are limited and on a first come first serve basis and be mindful of applying if you have access to other financial opportunities or privileges.

Deadline: March 27, 2020″

For more information, please visit:

-from Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones

Call to Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers: Create to Learn at Home (imagineNATIVE & TakingITGlobal)

“Create to Learn at Home: Indigenous Content Providers are invited to share their digital skills!

TakingITGlobal’s Create to Learn program is launching an at-home training initiative in partnership with imagineNATIVE to support students unable to attend school because of closures for COVID-19 social distancing.

We are looking for Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers who have skills related to creativity and/or digital content production to share in tutorial videos! We are offering a stipend of $250 per video for an individual video or a series of 4 or 8 videos sharing your skills with students and youth who will be inspired by your talents!

Videos will remain your property, but by participating in this initiative you also give TakingITGlobal and imagineNATIVE perpetual, royalty-free rights to reproduce and share your video(s) free of charge with youth across Canada for learning purposes. By participating, you agree to post/share your videos on Instagram and/or Facebook using the #CreateToLearn hashtag and tag @create2learn + @takingitglobal + @imaginenative. You can create and share tutorial videos as soon as you receive an acceptance e-mail, and all videos must be posted/shared by March 31, 2020.”

For more information and to apply, please visit the Create To Learn online form.

-from imagineNATIVE

Sarasvàti Productions presents Songide’ewin

Songide’ewin, Sôhkitêhêwin, Neljedghile, Shoohkitayhew, Kapiasungitoaluk, Waditaka, Courage. 

Reconciliation comes alive through music, dance, theatre and visual art! Join Sarasvàti Productions for this unique experience that shares the stories of over 70 Indigenous youth and their view of reconciliation. The performance includes an interactive art walk, a stage performance, and the opportunity for dialogue while feasting on traditional food.

Beginning in early 2019, seven local organizations partnered with Sarasvàti Productions and guest artists to offer a creative and supportive space for Indigenous youth. Through these workshops, over 70 youth examined the theme of reconciliation. Sharing stories about how they interact with the world around them and how the world in turn interacts with them.

Now, a team of professional artists has compiled the art and stories the youth have offered into a unique piece of theatre, presented outdoors at The Forks this spring. Utilizing a multi-media performance style including music, dance, drumming, theatre and a promenade, this collaboration brings together youth, elders, artists and audiences to honour the feelings and experiences of Indigenous youth in Winnipeg.

Each performance will include feasts and conversation circles to engage the audience; all are welcome to join in the dialogue.  Please join us in the spirit of Reconciliation and support the voices and stories of Winnipeg’s Indigenous youth!

Dates/Times – May 21 1pm & 7pm; May 22 1pm & 7pm; May 23 7pm; May 24 1pm

Location – The Forks

Tickets – $20 Regular; $15 Student/Senior
204-586-2236 |

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions

Indigenous Arts Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

“The program supports Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) artists to research, develop and create new work and engage with their communities, as well as opportunities for Indigenous organizations and communities to strengthen their relationships with the arts. There are three categories:

  • Individuals
  • Ad hoc groups/collectives
  • Organizations

Grants help cover the costs of:

  • research and development that will lead to the creation of new work. Artistic research, exploration and experimentation including workshops/residencies are also eligible. All emerging, mid-career and established artists (including curators) working with all art forms are welcome to apply
  • creation and production of new work in any art form (film/video, visual arts, new media, cultural arts, dance, theatre, music, pottery, fiction, spoken word and storytelling, etc.). All emerging, mid-career and established artists working in all art forms are welcome to apply
  • presentations, exhibitions, publications and festivals in which the primary purpose of the project is the presentation, promotion and distribution of art made by Indigenous artists. Examples include exhibitions, individual and series presentations, publications, tours, festivals and innovative audience development projects
  • connections and partnerships that bring artists together through conferences, workshops, gatherings, delegations, exchanges or other activities that will foster artistic relationships, connections and partnerships that strengthen the Indigenous arts community


This program gives higher priority to projects that involve the presentation of music in Northern Ontario.

Deadline dates

March 4 and September 15, 2020, 1 p.m. ET

For more information, please visit:

-from Ontario Arts Council

Arts autochtones – projets (Conseil des arts de l’Ontario)

“Le programme soutient la recherche, le développement et la création de nouvelles œuvres ainsi que l’engagement communautaire des artistes autochtones (Premières Nations, Métis et Inuits) et les occasions pour les organismes et les communautés autochtones de renforcer leurs relations avec les arts. Le programme comporte trois catégories de subventions :

  • Subventions pour les particuliers
  • Subventions pour les groupes ad hoc et collectifs
  • Subventions pour les organismes

Les subventions servent à payer les coûts suivants :

  • Recherche et développement menant à la création de nouvelles œuvres. La recherche, l’exploration et l’expérimentation artistiques, résidences et ateliers compris, sont également admissibles. Tous les artistes (y compris les commissaires), qu’ils soient en début de carrière, en milieu de carrière ou établis et quelle que soit leur pratique artistique, sont invités à soumettre une demande.
  • Création et production de nouvelles œuvres dans une pratique artistique (film, vidéo, arts visuels, nouveaux médias, arts culturels, danse, théâtre, musique, poterie, fiction, création orale et conte, etc.). Les artistes en début de carrière, en milieu de carrière ou établis, peu importe leur pratique artistique, sont invités à soumettre une demande.
  • Présentations, expositions, publications et festivals dont l’objectif principal consiste à présenter, promouvoir et diffuser les œuvres d’artistes autochtones. Comprend notamment les expositions, la diffusion d’un spectacle ou d’une série de spectacles, les publications, les tournées, les festivals et les projets originaux de développement des publics.
  • Relations et partenariats réunissant des artistes par l’entremise de congrès, ateliers, assemblées, délégations, échanges ou autres activités favorisant le développement de relations, de réseaux et de partenariats artistiques qui renforcent le milieu des arts autochtones.


Ce programme accorde la priorité aux projets qui comprennent la présentation de musique dans le nord de l’Ontario.

Date(s) limite(s) 

4 mars et 15 septembre 2020, 13 h HE”

Pour en savoir plus:

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Call for Artists: Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre (Alberta)

Métis Crossing Public Art Call is open to all Indigenous artists and artist teams residing in Alberta, Canada. Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land and history within the
Métis Crossing.

This Call will be adjudicated through an Advisory Committee. Selected artists will be asked to tour the Métis Crossing grounds and meet with staff and stakeholders before submission of final proposal.

There are a total of (two) opportunities listed in this call.

Total Budget for (two) opportunities: $30 000 (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on January 3, 2020
Artists Awarded Contracts: January, 2020
All Art Installations: March, 2020″

For more information, please read the full call here.

About Métis Crossing and Victoria Settlement
Métis Crossing is a Gathering Place located within the Victoria District National Historic Site along the North Saskatchewan River on the Historic Victoria Trail, in Smoky Lake County. Located on five original Métis River Lots that were established during the Fur Trade era, Métis Crossing is nestled in the center of the original Victoria Settlement which was a vibrant community of families from the many nearby river lots, Fort Victoria trading post, and the Victoria mission. Métis Crossing tells the story of the Alberta Métis, who are a distinct nation of Indigenous people whose diversity is woven together with strong commonalities. Through immersive interpretive programs that include Métis historical homesteads, land based learning opportunities, and the new Cultural Gathering Centre, visitors delight in authentic and meaningful experiences. Since being established, Métis Crossing has been a premiere place for the sharing of Métis culture, Métis gatherings, educational opportunities, and business development.”

-from Métis Crossing