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: enowkin@vip.net


Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships available by portfolio


Accepting Portfolios for Fall 2017 ***Deadline: Tuesday July 25, 2017 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: enowkin@vip.net (PDF format only)
Fax: 250-493-5302


En'owkin Centre NAPAT Scholarship Committee

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

 

 

 

En'owkin Centre Programs

 

n'syilxcen - Okanagan Language


College Readiness

 

Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts

 

Certificate in Aboriginal Language Revitalization

 

National Aboriginal Professional Arts Training

 

Applied Ecology and Conservation

 

Developmental Standard Term Certificate in n'syilxcen

 

Aboriginal Access Studies

 

Aboriginal Early Childhood Education


 

En'owkin Centre Partners

 

University of Victoria

 

University of British Columbia Okanagan


Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

 

BC College of Teachers