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Beat Nation Live - Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture

On June 15th and 16th, a new digital art and hip hop inspired First Nations group will perform for the first time together at CBC Studio 700 in Vancouver.

Beat Nation Live is made up of seven First Nations musicians and artists:

  • Kinnie Starr, a hip hop singer
  • Ostwelve, an MC and rapper
  • Cris Derksen, an electronic cellist and loopmeister
  • Jackson 2bears, a video-mash-up artist
  • Skeena Reece, a performance artist and singer
  • Corey Bulpitt, a Haida artist
  • Archer Pechawis, a storyteller and digital innovator

This amazing supergroup came to be through Beat Nation - an online gallery of Aboriginal art and music.

Here is their promo video!

I think this is an amazing project and definitely a group to keep your eyes and ears on! If you're in the Vancouver area, be sure to check out their performances on June 15th and 16th. You can buy tickets here.

After that they're off to Paris to perform at the Futur en Seine Festival of Digital Life and Creativity - wow!!!

New Aboriginal Youth Program at the Haliburton School of the Arts (Fleming College)

Haliburton School of The Arts (Fleming College), Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, and the Aboriginal Research Institute are pleased to announce the upcoming collaborative program in Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship.

The Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program centres on developing young Aboriginal entrepreneurs in the arts, crafts and music sectors. It also focuses on developing or expanding a micro-enterprise, and enhancing participants' understandings of the arts, crafts and music businesses and supply chain elements.

Click here to read the rest of the article about this innovative program.

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Manitoba Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Grants


Aboriginal Arts Mentoring Training & Development Grant

Two competitions per year, deadlines: June 30th and November 30th


Program:
The program aims to promote excellence in Aboriginal arts in Manitoba by providing financial assistance to individual artists so they can reach their next level of artistic and career development. These could include skills development, apprenticeships, professional training, or mentorships that share artistic and cultural skills and knowledge.

Details:

  • Maximum award is $5,000 per person
  • Only one Mentorship Training and Development Grant may be received in any given fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st)
  • There are two competitions each year, with deadlines of June 30th and November 30th

Applicants must be professional Aboriginal artists who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • have lived in Manitoba for at least one year immediately prior to submitting an applciation;
  • have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal school, college or university);
  • view the practice of their art as a career and are recognized as professionals in their art form by their peers;
  • have completed at least one full year of professional activity. (Students are ineligible)


Aboriginal Arts Creative Development Grant


Two competitions per year, deadlines: June 30th and November 30th

Program:
The Aboriginal Arts Creative Development Projects initiative is designed to enable Aboriginal artists in all arts disciplines, including dance/music, drumming, singing, carving, painting, storytelling, new media, writing, theatre or crafts, to create or produce new works over a six-month period.

Details:

  • Maximum award is $7,500 per person
  • Only one Creative Development grant may be received in any given fiscal year (April 1st to March 31st)
  • There are two competitions each year, with deadlines of June 30th and November 30th

Applicants must be professional Aboriginal artists who:

  • are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • have lived in Manitoba for at least one year immediately prior to submitting an applciation;
  • have completed basic training (not necessarily in a formal school, college or university);
  • view the practice of their art as a career and are recognized as professionals in their art form by their peers;
  • have completed at least one full year of professional activity. (Students are ineligible)
  • are able to devote sufficient time over a six-month period to complete the project for which theya re requesting assistance.

For more information on either of these opportunities, please go to http://artscouncil.mb.ca/apply-for-a-grant/grant-search/

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