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We are very proud to report that our Aboriginal Arts Development Awards program awarded 89 grants totaling $1,007,000 to Aboriginal and First Nations artists and organizations across the Province during our last fiscal year.
Proposals are accepted annually from First Nations and Aboriginal artists, organizations and established collectives that have a demonstrated commitment to their practice in any artistic discipline—visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media. The AADA program supports both traditionally-based and contemporary experimental approaches.
The next deadline for applications for the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards will be Monday, October 31, 2016.
The Awards assist Aboriginal artists to:
- advance their work and artistic skills through mentorship and training
- gain the recognition of their peers
- develop a history of public presentation (not necessarily in publicly-funded venues)
- devote more time to the creation of new work
- enhance their activities as an arts and culture organization or collective
- advance the capacity and sustainability of their organization for the benefit of the artists and audiences they serve
- enhance their connections to other arts organizations or networks
For more information please contact:
Cathi Charles Wherry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyla Schorneck: email@example.com
*For the purpose of this program, the term “Aboriginal artists” include status, non-status, Métis and Inuit practitioners.