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 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)
Want to know more about the NAPAT program?
- Watch the NAPAT promo
- Download NAPAT CALL FOR ARTISTS PDF
Course registry contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships available by portfolio
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.
Submit artist portfolio electronically to:
Email: email@example.com (PDF format only)
or by mail to:
NAPAT Scholarship Committee
154 ENOWKIN TRAIL, Penticton, B.C V2A 0E1
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT MAIL ORIGINALS
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.