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Mawi'Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective

Program and component
Creating, Knowing and Sharing, Short-Term Projects

Community
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Field of practice
Media Arts

Grant amount
$90,000

Fiscal year
2020–21

Creating Virtual Spaces for Indigenous Artists to Gather, Connect and Flourish

A black-and-white close-up of six hands touching one another while gripping a single rod.
Providing virtual support for Indigenous artists during the pandemic. Photo: Nate Gaffney

Mawi’Art: Wabanaki Artist Collective is using online events for Indigenous artists in Atlantic Canada to bridge the time until people can once again safely gather.

Maintaining connections until we meet again

Artists have struggled to maintain connections—and livelihoods—during the COVID-19 pandemic. For artists in marginalized communities, the challenge is even more acute. To help foster relationships and develop creative career building skills, Mawi’Art is hosting a series of virtual sessions for Indigenous artists. Participants will be able to share their works, take part in hands-on demonstrations, build networks and join workshops and panel discussions. 

Opportunities for artists to learn and share

Mawi’Art’s virtual symposia will include interactive sessions focussed on writing, tax planning for artists, portfolio development, time management, storytelling tradition and organizations and programs that support Indigenous arts in Atlantic Canada. The programs will help serve as vital meeting places until the postponed bi-annual Petapan: First Light Indigenous Arts Symposium takes place, in June 2022.

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