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Indigenous Arts Projects

Indigenous Arts Projects

Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. 

Purpose

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:

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Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse

Purpose

The program funds the work of Ontario-based Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour. It aims to increase the ability of Ontario public galleries, artist-run centres and other organizations to present projects by Indigenous curators and curators who are people of colour in contexts determined by the participants. The program supports relationship building between curators, galleries, and audiences. There are two categories:

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Craft Projects

Purpose

The program supports craft-based practices through grants to Ontario-based artists, curators, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. There are five categories:

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INDIGENOUS ACCENT RESOURCES

"This resource was created as a product of a research project Best Practice in Accent Training for Indigenous Actors, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant. Developed by principle investigator Eric Armstrong (York University) and co-investigator Shannon Vickers (University of Winnipeg), the project aimed to serve the Indigenous performing arts community to identify its experiences, needs and wants with regards to accent training and performance, and suitable resources to facilitate that training.

Indigenous Art Directory

 

Looking For Indigenous Art?

Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada's membership directory hosts over 120 authentic Indigenous artists. Find it here: https://passthefeather.org/art-search/

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"In taking inspiration from the Haudenosaunee Seventh Generation Principle, Iehstóseranon:ha Dawn Setford, founded the Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada in 2012 to preserve and revitalize endangered Indigenous art forms and enrich lives through Indigenous arts and culture. 

Supporting Arts and Learning in a Time of Crisis: November—December 2020

The overarching purpose of the digital roundtable discussion series were to gain a better
understanding of participants’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of physical
distancing on their work in arts and learning. The first series of digital roundtable discussions took place
in March-April 2020 and a follow up series occurred in May 2020. At that time, arts and learning
stakeholders were adjusting to the early phases of the pandemic characterized by province or city-wide

Short-Term Projects - Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

The Short-Term Projects component of Creating, Knowing and Sharing funds First Nations, Inuit and Métis professional and aspiring artists, cultural carriers, arts/cultural professionals, groups, collectives and arts/culture organizations. Grants provide support for any combination of eligible Creating, Knowing and Sharing activities for projects lasting up to 12 months.

First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a Program Officer before applying.

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