This two year certificate program includes storytelling, performance arts, media arts, painting, sculpture, and installation art. The focus of the National Indigenous 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 NIPAT program was developed to support the learning 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)
THE NIPAT PROGRAM STARTS EVERY FALL
For the 2023 - 2024 training year, the program will be delivered on-line with 1 week training in-person, in the spring
ADMISSIONS: Applications and Portfolios can be submitted anytime.
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION DATES:
First Round June 30, 2023
Second Round July 21, 2023
If applicants are seeking Band funds and acceptance into program is needed earlier than June 30 / July 21, scholarship committee can meet to determine acceptance into program.
Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
If you are a registered member of an Indian Band, Territory or Nation and ineligible for financial assistance you may qualify for NIPAT subsidy assistance.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE NIPAT PROGRAM?
Download NIPAT BROCHURE PDF
Download NIPAT CALL FOR ARTISTS 2023 PDF
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Renee LeBleu - Student Services
PHONE : (250) 493-7181 Ext.223
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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada