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Alianait Arts Festival (June 29 – July 2, Iqaluit)

Alianait Arts Festival, Nunavut’s largest circumpolar arts event, will showcase an exciting lineup of performers, including many Inuit and Indigenous artists.

The 2018 line-up includes Greenland’s hottest rock band Nanook. Maori trio Māma Mihirangi & the Mareikura. Dazzling and soulful Juno-nominee Cris Derksen will also be on the stage, along with multiple award-winning indigenous artists Leela Gilday and Twin Flames. Australian powerhouse duo This Way North and Newfoundland’s own Séan McCann are joining Alianait this year. Banjo-picking singer-songwriter Old Man Luedecke, Igloolik’s rising star Lazarus Qattalik and Arviat’s Agaaqtoq will make encore appearances this year as well.

The festival will once again include a collaboration featuring Indigenous artists from around the world, and this year’s theme Dreams, will be directed by Sylvia Cloutier.”

For more information on the festival and tickets, please visit: alianait.ca

-from Alianait website
Read Alianait Arts Festival’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Guide pédagogique pour les écoles Unesco: Wapikoni mandaté

 “Le Wapikoni mobile est très fier d’avoir été mandaté par la Commission canadienne de l’UNESCO (CCUNESCO) pour la rédaction d’un guide pédagogique autochtone.

Mélanie Brière, coordonnatrice des ateliers de sensibilisation pour le Wapikoni mobile, planche actuellement sur la conception d’un guide pédagogique qui aura pour objectif d’offrir aux enseignant.es des écoles secondaires associées de l’UNESCO une sélection de 12 à 15 courts-métrages pouvant être visionnés en classe et permettant d’entamer des discussions avec leurs étudiant.es sur différents sujets reliés aux réalités et aux cultures autochtones du Canada. On retrouve 23 Écoles UNESCO au Québec et un total de 87 au Canada.

L’objectif de ce guide est de devenir un outil pédagogique sur les réalités autochtones d’hier et d’aujourd’hui par l’entremise de courts métrages mettant de l’avant divers points de vue de jeunes autochtones de communautés situées partout au pays et de piquer la curiosité de jeunes allochtones dans le but de contribuer à la réconciliation.

Ce guide pédagogique sur la réconciliation a été réalisé en partenariat avec la Commission canadienne pour l’UNESCO. […]

Ce guide se veut simple d’utilisation et clé-en-main pour simplifier l’utilisation et assurer la prise en charge, l’aisance et l’autonomie de l’enseignant.e. Nous développons présentement le guide dans le but de le rendre accessible à partir de septembre 2018.”

Pour lire la suite de la nouvelle sur le site du Wapikoni, et pour en savoir plus au sujet du Réseau des écoles associées de l’UNESCO, cliquez ici

 

En attendant, LE WAPIKONI MOBILE REPREND LA ROUTE VERS LES COMMUNAUTÉS AUTOCHTONES.

“Les studios ambulants de formation et de création cinématographique et musicale du Wapikoni mobile viennent de débuter leurs activités. Seize (16) communautés autochtones au Canada, dont trois en milieu urbain (Vancouver, Montréal et Thunder Bay) accueillent le Wapikoni cette année. En moyenne, plus de 300 jeunes participent annuellement aux ateliers de formation et de création. La première communauté au Québec, à recevoir le Wapikoni, est Mashteuiatsh, où les studios se sont arrêtés pour la dernière fois en 2006 ! À l’international, grâce au partenariat entre Oxfam-Québec et le Wapikoni, des jeunes en Jordanie et en Palestine pourront réaliser des courts métrages tout en développant leurs compétences créatives et leur leadership.

Encadrés par deux cinéastes-mentors, un assistant-formateur autochtone, un intervenant jeunesse et un coordonnateur issu de la communauté visitée, les participants sont initiés à la scénarisation, à la réalisation et aux nombreux aspects techniques du tournage (caméra, prise de son et montage) avec du matériel de qualité professionnelle. Chaque participant bénéficie d’un accompagnement adapté à son expérience et à son rythme d’apprentissage.”

Pour en savoir plus sur la saison 2018 du Wapikoni, cliquez ici.

Information diffusée par Wapikoni. Crédits images et logo: Wapikoni. Accédez à l’intégralité des informations sur http://www.wapikoni.ca/

CBC Arts Article: Spend a day carving stone in Cape Dorset with 13-year-old artist David Pudlat

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on David Pudlat, a 13-year artist from Cape Dorset. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about David and his artwork:

“David Pudlat remembers that when he was six or seven years old, he drew a man trying to catch a seal. Somebody told him the drawing was good, and that was what gave him the confidence to pursue art.”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-submitted by CBC Arts

Call for Applications: Mikw Chiyâm Teaching Artist Residency 2018

Mikw Chiyâm is accepting applications from artists of any discipline to work with secondary school (high school) students in Eeyou Istchee, the Cree Nation in Northern Québec for 6 weeks at a time. This is a paid position (fee of $7,500 + travel, per diem, and housing provided) and artists get to work on their own projects at the same time. Experience teaching is an asset but not a requirement. The program mostly takes place in English.”

For more information on the application process and about Mikw Chiyâm, please visit http://mikwchiyam.com/

-from Mikw Chiyâm website
Read Mikw Chiyâm’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

“Sanguine et terres brûlées”: exposition et discussion sur l’appropriation du territoire et des symboles culturels sur l’Ile de la Tortue (Le Labo, Toronto)

Sanguine et terres brulées
Exposition de Maryse Arseneault
Samedi 28 avril – Samedi 12 mai 2018

Le Labo a le grand plaisir de présenter l’exposition « Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth » par Maryse Arseneault qui fait partie du festival de photographie Scotiabank CONTACT 2018.
CERCLE DE DISCUSSION : Samedi 28 avril, de 14h00 – 15h30

Avant l’ouverture de l’exposition, joignez-vous à l’artiste Maryse Arsenault et Whabagoon, une intervenante autochtone, pour un cercle de discussion qui abordera des questions de l’appropriation, à la fois du territoire et des symboles culturels, résultant du colonialisme extensif sur l’Île de la Tortue.
VERNISSAGE : Samedi 28 avril, de 16h00 – 18h00

HORAIRE D’OUVERTURE :
10h00-17h00 (mardi-vendredi)
12h00-17h00 (samedi)


LIEU : LE LABO, Studio 277 – 401 rue Richmond ouest, Toronto, ON, M5V 1Y9
PRIX : GRATUIT et ouvert à tous ”
Pour en savoir plus: http://lelabo.ca/fr/exposition-de-maryse-arseneault-sanguine-et-terres-brulees-blood-ties-scorched-earth-festival-de-photographie-contact/

-diffusé par Le Labo,  crédits photos et logos : le Labo

Call for Submissions: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

“The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival screens the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world. This years festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screenings on the beautiful Victoria Island, 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, an art exhibition openings at Gallery 101 and the Knot Project Space, as well as matinee film screenings, an Indigenous fashion show, and live Indigenous music. This years festival will also include a presentation of our Indigenous Sound/Tracks commissioning project, pairing up 4 video-makers with 4 musicians to collaborate on entirely new audiovisual spectacles.

How to Submit:

The Asinabka Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or that focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.

Email submissions are welcome. There is no submission fee.

DEADLINE: Monday, May 14, 2018

To find out more visit: http://asinabkafestival.org/Submit.html

Or Submit via Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Asinabka

-from Asinabka Festival

‘Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way’ Tour (Vancouver Moving Theatre)

“It’s finally happening!! After many years of listening, writing, visiting partnering communities and fundraising Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is now ready to tour across Turtle Island/Canada.

And it’s starting on Coast Salish territory at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre May 17-27, 2018.

Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is a new play and cultural encounter that brings to life the story of Old One and his journey to reconcile with himself, his family and his community.

Woven around indigenous storytelling and cultural teachings, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way is co-written by award-winning artists Renae Morriseau (Saulteaux Cree) with Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene) and Savannah Walling (American Canadian). It is also enriched by contributions from the cast, knowledge-keepers and partnering communities.

Click on the video link above to watch Renae, Savannah and cast members talk about what this project means to them!

Although we are well on our way to production, we are still raising funds for a few select, yet vital aspects to the project like food for cultural gatherings, mentorship fees for youth, and ceremonial gifts for each community we visit along the tour: donation page.”

-from Vancouver Moving Theatre newsletter

Grand Finale: travelling community arts project (Jumblies Theatre, April 12)

Four Lands is a travelling community arts project with Jumblies Theatre, creating and animating miniature worlds exploring and expressing people’s differing and converging perspectives on a shared place.

From Feb 22 to Apr 15, this project is in residence at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. Over 200 people of all ages and backgrounds have already contributed to the evolving exhibition.

Come and join us on the evening of April 12th to celebrate what has been created over the past 7 weeks!

Miniature worlds, music, performance, art making, food, friends!

There will be a bus leaving from Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (1499 Queen St. West) at 5:00 PM, and returning from Mississauga at 8:00 PM.
To reserve a free place on this bus, please contact info[at]jumbliestheatre.org, or 416 203 8428.

Everyone welcome!

You can also come for a final drop-in session on Saturday April 14th from 1:00 to 4:00pm, or drop by during the Art Gallery of Mississauga open hours any time until Sunday April 15th.”

For more information on the finale and the Four Lands tour, please visit Jumblies Theatre’s website.

-from Jumblies Theatre
Read Jumblies’ Profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture – The Landless Band Project (Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s)

 

“The Landless Band Project, funded primarily through Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Program and facilitated by Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s, has recently undergone a rebrand. The project will be now be referred as Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture. This decision was the result of extensive consultation with the project’s steering committee, stakeholders, partners and Indigenous community members who felt that the original title was not indicative of their strong historical ties to the land.

Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture is reflective of the increasing exploration and reclamation of suppressed Indigeneity in Newfoundland and Labrador. It supports and encourages conversations exploring how we identify ourselves to one another and how we meet that self-identification. The project aims to create a progressive dialogue concerning self-determination, acceptance and cooperation while celebrating Newfoundland and Labrador’s proud and steadfast Indigenous heritage. Eastern Edge Gallery entered into a dialogue with the Indigenous community concerning their needs and desires and have rebranded the project and programmed the forthcoming festival to best meet those needs and desires.

“This project has been ongoing since 2017 through events, exhibitions and panel discussions. Programming has evolved into, Identify: A Celebration of Indigenous Arts & Culture festival, April 8- 22nd 2018. Eastern Edge is excited to facilitate this necessary platform for celebration of Art and Indigenous identities.”

Philippa Jones, Executive Director of Eastern Edge Gallery

Identify aims to create space for Indigenous voices and expression, bringing together Indigenous arts and culture professionals from the theatre, film, literature, visual, culinary and textile art communities of Newfoundland and Labrador while giving time and space to reinforce their history and current experience. Identify will share and showcase the traditional and contemporary artistic and cultural practices of the Mi’kmaq people of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as the Inuit, the Innu, the Southern Inuit of Nunatukavut and the Beothuk. The project provides a platform for Indigenous-led conversations on self-identity, self-rediscovery and celebration of Indigenous culture.”

For more information, please visit Eastern Edge Gallery.

-from Eastern Edge Gallery’s newsletter
Read Eastern Edge’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) and SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health) are revolutionary ways of working with Indigenous and Northern youth to promote mental and sexual health and healthy relationships. Facilitators strive to pass on practical tools designed to aid youth in making decisions that are right for them, even in the most difficult situations.

FOXY/SMASH use traditional beading, theatre, digital storytelling, Inuit/Dene games, traditional drumming, photography, and music to help youth express their knowledge, opinions, and questions in a supportive and creative environment. With a strong focus on sexual health and empowered decision-making, participants across the North get to understand their own cues and build knowledge through engaging, arts based activities.

Since January 2012, FOXY has reached over 2500 female-identifying youth in more than 35 NWT, Nunavut, and Yukon communities through over 200 workshops and 8 Peer Leader Retreats that have brought together over 200 Northern and Indigenous young FOXY Peer Leaders. Since it’s inception in May 2016, SMASH has reached an additional 1000 male-identifying youth through our school programming and two Peer Leader Retreats.”

To read more about FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) & SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health), please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map