We claim space for all Indigenous performing artists by connecting the Indigenous Performance Network across Turtle Island (North America).
Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA) is a federally incorporated not for profit organization based in Tkaronto, ON.
In its foundational years, IPAA underwent several conceptual transformations:
The Board of Directors adjusted IPAA’s title to reflect the organization’s Indigenous ethics (supporting the work of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis performing artists) and broad interdisciplinary approach. IPAA became a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization on March 16th, 2005.
Throughout its evolution IPAA has matured into a critical organization in the national ecology of the performing arts. Markers of this maturation include establishment of an office space in Toronto, ON, a national board of directors, the engagement of an Executive Director, and securing of operating funding from Canada Council for the Arts.