Aboriginal Arts Office
The Aboriginal Arts Office
is committed to ensuring that the Canada Council's services and programs best meet the needs of Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis arts communities.
The Office continually consults with the Aboriginal arts community to learn about current artistic practices, trends and issues and shares this knowledge with the Council and its various networks (agencies, organizations, government departments). It also collaborates with all divisions of the Council to ensure Aboriginal history, knowledge, perspectives and experience become a part of the organization's understanding and commitment to equity.
The Office also manages two programs that aim to strengthen the Aboriginal arts sector: Capacity Building and Aboriginal Peoples Collaborative Exchange. More on the office's mandate...
Kakaekwewin – Aboriginal Arts Advisory Committee
The Aboriginal Arts Office works closely with this advisory committee which consists of professional Aboriginal artists and arts professionals with extensive knowledge of Canada's diverse Aboriginal communities and best practices in Aboriginal arts. More on Kakaekwewin...
All Canada Council programs – in dance, music, theatre, writing and publishing, media arts, visual arts and inter-arts – are open to Aboriginal artists and arts organizations. See also: Grant Programs for Aboriginal Artists and Arts Organizations.
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