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 Indigenous artists are provided with mentorships and the creation space to produce exhibition ready artworks. The NIPAT 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)
THE NIPAT PROGRAM WILL BE DELIVERED ON-LINE FOR THE 2021-2022 TRAINING YEAR
- Download CALL FOR PORTFOLIOS Deadline Extended to August 08, 2021
- Download NIPAT INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE
Want to know more about the NIPAT program?
Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
If you are a registered member of an Indian Band, Territory or Metis Nation and in need of financial assistance you may qualify for NIPAT scholarship subsidy assistance.
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