This three-day gathering will connect Indigenous artists, prairie arts funding bodies and arts organizations to meet, discuss and learn about the challenges and opportunities within Indigenous arts communities. Our goal is to ensure that our Indigenous arts communities are vibrant, supported and connected with the broader arts and civic community and explore how arts funders can help to promote inclusion and engagement while allowing the prairie Indigenous arts community to better know itself.
CHANNELING CONNECTIONS is about exploring the diversity of our Indigenous arts communities and the opportunities for collaboration across all borders. Edmonton has always been a gathering place for different peoples and we will celebrate that by bringing together representatives from visuals arts, theatre, dance, film, traditional arts and new media to expand their artistic frontiers and their understandings of contemporary Indigenous arts practices.
The Edmonton Arts Council is hosting this gathering and acknowledges additional funding support from the City of Edmonton’s Aboriginal Relations Office and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Download the delegate package:
Download final report from Promethean, including a narrative by Marilyn Dumont:
Download an update from the Edmonton Arts Council: