Initiated by the First Peoples’ Cultural Council this forum will be hosted by the En’owkin Centre.
The Cultural Protocols and the Arts Forum will facilitate meaningful and solutions-focused discussion and sharing amongst Indigenous artists and cultural people
The Cultural Protocols and the Arts Forum will provide an opportunity for approximately 50 First Nations artists, arts and culture leaders, and community and organization representatives to meet, share and discuss work already done to define and articulate cultural protocols and concepts of protection, with a particular focus on supporting the current practices of artists working in all disciplines (visual, music, dance, storytelling, media, etc).
Participants will benefit from understanding each other’s work, and together we will identify common concerns and priorities. The group will explore a vision for moving forward, as well as possible models for working together on common initiatives and actions. The majority of participants will come from British Columbia, as well as the rest of Canada, with a few key invited international participants.
Areas of discussion will include:
• Defining cultural protocols
• Models for engaging community in defining and articulating cultural protocols
• Models for documentation, sharing and communicating
• Protecting traditional knowledge – the collective and the individual
• Marks of authenticity – existing models
• How do contemporary artists consider and navigate protocols when making and presenting their work?
• How do protocols accommodate the vision and practices of contemporary experimental artists? How do we ensure we are not oppressing ourselves?
• Differences amongst our cultures and values
• Recommendations for future actions
• Useful tools
The event fee is being covered for participants who were selected through the application process November 2013. The forum will also provide nutrition breaks, lunch and a cultural feast on the first evening. Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of participants, although a financial subsidy will be available to those who are selected and require assistance. Participants are encouraged to apply to the Canada Council for travel grants in January of 2014.
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Operational Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Guests please report to front reception area upon arrival Phone (250) 493 - 7181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for courses contact: Student Services - Liz Bent email@example.com Ext. 2231
The En'owkin Centre is the host for many regional, national and international Indigenous conferences and forums.Students have access to these networking activities and are always encouraged to participate. We hope that you will join us as a guest, student or friend!
For more information about the event, contact: Steven Davies firstname.lastname@example.org