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Expression of Interest - Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call

2015-09-28 |

Edmonton Arts Council
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 28, 2015 - 4:30 pm (MST)
Total Budget for Six Opportunities: $476,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Eligibility: Open to all Aboriginal artists and artist teams residing in Canada

The Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call is open to all Aboriginal artists and artist teams residing in Canada. Artworks will in some way 'tell the stories of this place' and respond to the land within the Aboriginal Art Park and/or the land in the Region through an engaged process with Edmonton's urban Aboriginal communities, Treaty No. 6 First Nations, Métis, local knowledge holders, and/or Elders.

This Expression of Interest includes a two-stage selection process. Shortlisted artists will participate in a site visit and workshop with Curator Candice Hopkins, prior to preparing full proposals.

There are a total of (six) opportunities listed in this call.

Total Budget for (six) opportunities:
$476,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm Monday, September 28, 2015

Site Visit/Workshop for shortlisted artists:
October 31 -November 1, 2015

Artists Awarded Contracts:
February 2016

All Art Installations:
Fall 2017

For more information, checkout this document or contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424-2787 ext. 229 or email:

Please checkout this website for further information.

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Kamloopa Pow-wow

2015-07-31 |

The Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest celebrations of First Nations' culture and heritage in Western Canada! The Pow Wow is a spectacular expression of the Secwepemc people's heritage and is a vibrant display of storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia.

The Kamloopa Powwow represents many years of stories and events from previous years packed into three exciting days at the Secwepemc Pow Wow Grounds located 2 minutes from the city centre, alongside the South Thompson River in Kamloops.

Categories Include: Traditional, Chicken, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Feather & Fancy Shawl for Adult, Golden Age, Teen & Junior Drumming Contest


General Admission: $10 per day; $20 Weekend Pass

Drummers & Dancers will be charged a $5 Fee and given a Weekend Pass

Grand Entry: Friday 7pm
Saturday 12pm & 7pm
Sunday 12pm

"Native" Arts & Crafts Booths Available. All booths must be pre-registered
No Outside Concessions, Raffles or 50/50's

Please checkout this website for further information.

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Authentic Indigenous Launches New Website

2015-07-21 |

Welcome to the New Authentic Indigenous website! We have updated the look and added Four new social media links (Twitter, FB, Linkedin, YouTube), easier to upload High-resolution pictures, simple login and registration for artists and seller, secure safe site with your profiles and email (no spamming robots), and Artists and Sellers have Your own URL page!!!!

All the past artisans and sellers that were on the old site have been transferred and if there is any information missing or if you have any questions please contact The website will be continuously updated to add more features!
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 Great source for gifting items

Great source for gifting items

2015-06-30 | By Lou-ann Neel |

For organizations, businesses and corporations, Authentic Indigenous Arts provides a place where you can source-out unique, authentic gifting items for special occasions such as:
  • retirements
  • birthday
  • employee incentive programs
  • guest facilitator / presenter gifts
  • and much more!
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