National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program (NAPAT)


This two year certificate program includes storytelling, performance arts, media arts, painting, sculpture, and installation art. The focus of the National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program (NAPAT) is to protect and preserve Indigenous world-view and arts expressions in traditional heritage utilizing interdisciplinary works with contemporary practice. Professional Aboriginal artists are provided with mentorships and the creation space to produce exhibition ready artworks. The NAPAT program was developed to support the learning of how to “revitalize” traditional art forms into contemporary practice. It is a professional training opportunity that assists the artist to interpret traditional forms of art in today’s context. The training consists of these fundamental principles: Research of historical cultural heritage information (Mentoring) Land community culture context: designs, principles (Protocols) Produce new works/cultural products that clearly revitalize a traditional arts practice (Preservation) Course registry contact:

Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships available by portfolio

EXTENDED DEADLINE Fall 2018 Deadline: Wednesday August 15, 2018 4:00 p.m.

Contact Tracey Kim Bonneau NAPAT Coordinator(250) 493-7181 Ext. 208


If you are a registered member of an Indian Band, Territory or Nation and ineligible for financial assistance you may qualify for NAPAT subsidy assistance.



Want to know more about our NAPAT program?

Click here for PDF NAPAT Poster


Click here for NAPAT informational video


Submit artist portfolio electronically or by mail to:

Email: (PDF format only)
Fax: 250-493-5302

NAPAT Scholarship Committee

154 ENOWKIN TRAIL, Penticton, B.C V2A 0E1


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.




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