Invitation to BC Arts Administrators


FPCC Arts Administrators Conference Registration open until August 31st

- Penticton, BC -
Application for Arts Administrators Due August 31st

First Peoples’ Cultural Council will convene up to 30 emerging B.C. based Indigenous arts administrators and arts and culture leaders for professional development workshops and networking for two days in October. Workshops will be based on professional development goals identified by participating arts administrators.



 Winnipeg Arts Council National Call to...

National Call to Indigenous Artists Deadline September 8th

National Call to Indigenous Artists Deadline September 8th

- Submission deadline September 8th, 2016 -


National Call to Indigenous Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications

Deadline: September 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Budget: $400,000 (total for three opportunities:one at $200,000; two at $100,000)

The Winnipeg Arts Council invites First Nations, Métis and Inuit visual artists residing in Canada to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create public artworks for three opportunities in Air Canada Window Park in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty One territory.

Interested artists/teams must submit a complete application package to be considered.

Click here to download the Call-to-Artists and Application Forms, Existing site conditions & Public Art Guide for Artists


 IPAA Honourary Membership CITT/ICTS


Tonight our Executive Director Cole Alvis had the privilege of representing the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance at the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT/ICTS) by accepting their Honourary Membership Award.

Here is Cole’s speech:

I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional caretakers of this land: the Anishnabeg, the Cree, the Oji-Cree, the Dakota, the Dene, the Inuit peoples and that this is the homeland of the Métis Nation.

My name is Cole Alvis and I am proud of my Métis-Irish/English heritage from the Turtle Mountains, just southwest of here. These lands and waterways are where my parents grew up and where my Chippewa ancestors can be traced to the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in what is now called North Dakota.

I am here today to accept the Honourary Membership Award on behalf of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance as an acknowledgment of our contribution to the development of technical disciplines within Canada. More...


 6 Degrees Citizen Space 2016

Six Degrees Presents Sept 20th

Six Degrees Presents Sept 20th

- Toronto, ON -
September 19th – 21st, 2016

Indigenous Programming including 6 Degrees presents (Sept 20th) & 360 Inclusion (Sept 20th)

Featuring Cris Derksen, Joseph Boyden, A Tribe Called Red, Madeleine Redfern & Niigaan Sinclair

Click here to view full programming

3 days exploring inclusion and citizenship in a world that demands answers now.
6 Degrees, a two day, three night ‘citizen space’ to be held in Toronto each September, will address the headline that is on the front page of all our lives. It will put on the table the most difficult challenges and the great opportunities we are facing together. 6 Degrees will involve the brightest minds and the boldest methods. It will bring thinkers, doers, artists, politicians, and civil society leaders together in order to get them talking about what is really happening in the world. Using a socially innovative style of forum, we will attempt to recast old ideas and language that are failing, and propose radical, practical concepts and solutions.

For more information


 Call for submissions SPARC SYMPOSIUM...

SPARC Call for Artist submissions

SPARC Call for Artist submissions

- Submission deadline September 16th, 2016 -
Location – Haliburton, but participation/performance would be virtual. Internet access required

Completely open- perform art that can be transmitted via internet link

This performance needs to be between 3-4 min and 10 mins. followed by a 15 min. Q&A with audience over internet link.

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective ED is one of the curators giving a keynote:


 Casting Call, 5 roles – Bodies of...

Casting call - Submissions due Sept 10

Casting call - Submissions due Sept 10

- Casting Call due September 10th –

Seeking a cast that accurately reflects Alaska
Auditions in September

[LEONA] 16-24 years old; female; any ethnicity. Leona is a serious and confrontational girl. She is defiant and self-righteous on the surface, but terrified at her broken core. Her hesitation and fear costs the life of her sister, Willow. Water bondage escapism is part of her act.

[WILLOW] 14-21 years old; female; any ethnicity. Willow is wild and free, happy and confident. Her love of life is contagious. Every corner is brighter with her presence. She is the light.

[SILVERMAN] 22-30; male; any ethnicity. Silverman is a performer that is eager to expand his show and please the ringleader, Mister. He is talented, handsome, over-confident. His bravado shields his tender need for approval. Juggling, dancing, and physical comedy are part of his act.

[MISTER] 35-65; male; any ethnicity. Mister is the ring-leader of the performance troupe – both literally and psychologically. His presence dominates the stage, evoking mystery, mysticism, and menace.

[MADEL] 35-65; female; any ethnicity. Madel is soft, protective, and matronly. She is the caretaker of the performers, though she no longer performs herself. If Mister is the Bear, then she is the Den Mother.


 RSD – Pow Wow Bootcamp Fall 2016

RSD Fall POWWOW Bootcamp 2016

RSD Fall POW WOW Bootcamp 2016

- Vancouver, BC -
The Dance Centre
677 Davie Street

September 18th & 25th, 2016
October  2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th, 2016

Pow Wow Bootcamp Fall 2016 Sunday Series with Nyla Carpentier
Kicks off Sunday, September 18th for 6 Sundays at The Dance Centre
Sundays – Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 16, 23, 30 * No Class Sunday, October 9th
Start off the new year with this exciting dance class taught by Pow Wow Dancer, Nyla Carpentier.

$15 drop-in
$70 full series – 6 Class Series / $65 Early Bird Special ***Pay Before Sept. 10 for Discount***

Get in shape! Have fun! Learn about Pow Wow Dance!

All are welcome, no dance experience necessary. Ages 12+

Email: or Phone: 604-646-0010 to register now!

Don’t miss Raven Spirit Dance at the Dance Centre’s open house for a FREE Pow Wow Bootcamp demo


 The Boy Who Was Abandoned by Kevin...

The Boy Who Was Abandoned in BC September 4th

The Boy Who Was Abandoned in BC September 4th

- Lytton, British Columbia –

The Boy Who Was Abandoned
by Kevin Loring
September 4th, 2016

Featuring: Sam Bob, Sandy Scofield, Kevin Loring, Taran Kootenhayoo

More information to come


 Aotearoa on Turtle Island

- Vancouver, BC -

RSD and TawataWaka/Ciimaan/Vaka
Co-produced by Raven Spirit Dance (Canada) & Tawata Productions (New Zealand)
Co-presented by Simon Fraser University and SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (SFUW).

Waka/Ciimaan/Vaka is a new international collaboration that brings together Indigenous artists from Canada, Cook Islands and Aotearoa (NZ).

FREE workshop showing followed by an artist talk and reception
Date: Saturday August 20, 7:30 pm
Location: SFU Woodwards Building 149 West Hastings – Studio D (Second Floor), Vancouver, BC More...


 RIEL – CANADA 150 Celebrations...

RIEL Concert Production

- Azila, ON -
Saturday September 17th – 6:30 pm

Whitewater Park

Please find that our organisation (CMRB), having successfully produced the historical production KANATA 1534 over the course of four years is now introducing a new project titled RIEL. This project will become available to communities across the land during Canada’s Anniversary Year.

You are hereby invited at our 150th Celebrations Launch.



 The NDN WAY in Scotland

Features Brian Solomon with Mariana Medellin-Meinke

THE NDN WAY features Brian Solomon with Mariana Medellin-Meinke

- Edinburgh, Scotland -
August 18th -20th, 2016

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny St, Edinburgh, Scotland

Shows are at 6pm

In 1974, a budding artist created her first Canadian Broadcast Corporation documentary, The Indian Way, after finding inspiration in the synthesis of the Cree worldviews (a Native American tribe) by Ron Evans.

Inspired by the same original recording of the Cree storyteller, Solomon’s THE NDN WAY re-imagines, remixes and interprets these philosophies about medicine teachings, pipe ceremonies, sweat lodges and death in a highly theatrical, terrifyingly physical, visual art-warp.

Award winning Artist Brian Solomon is of Anishnaabe and Irish descent, from the Northern Ontario community Shebahnoning.

He has presented his works–Visual Art/Theatre/Dance–across Canada, Berlin, Ingolstadt, Bamberg, Amsterdam and London. Solomon has performed for a multitude of companies and creators from Canada, the USA and Europe. His heart is on the Land of Turtle Island.

CLICK HERE for more information.


 Call for Proposals: Chamber Music and...

Call for Proposals Due Sept 8th

Call for Proposals Due Sept 8th

- Toronto, ON -
Proposals Due September 8th  2016

International Artist Manager’s Association Conference
Toronto, November 10-12, 2016 and the Canadian Music Centre are organizing a special performance as part of the IAMA Conference taking place in Toronto, November 10-12. We will be curating an event on Friday, November 11 at the Spoke Club featuring unique and compelling artists, ensembles, and programs.

IAMA brings an international audience of artist managers, presenters, and other buyers to Toronto who are actively looking for tour-ready artists.

We encourage artists to submit proposals for a 10-20 minute set (can include a single piece, a group of short pieces, a scene, or some other sequence of activities that encompass your performing practice). The event will feature Indie Opera productions and chamber music with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian repertoire.

Proposals that are selected will be programmed together during a late night, informal concert. The concert will be produced by Kyle Brenders. Selected artists will receive a fee, and travel support.


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The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre
A collaboration between IPAA, Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre called The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

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