NOVEMBER 24, 2017
Now in its tenth season, the Animikiig Creators Unit (formerly Young Voices) is a two-year development program for emerging Indigenous creators. The Creators Unit offers Indigenous creators who are in the emerging stage of theatrical creation the chance to develop their craft through individualized development plans and resources under the guidance of professional mentors selected in consultation with the Artistic Director and Program Director. Next session begins in March 2018.
“Animikiig or little thunders are the initial rumblings of something greater, the storm that is to come…”
Animikiig is dedicated to the diversity of Indigenous voices on their journey to production as performance becomes increasingly cross-disciplinary, incorporating music, dance, technology, and performance art. Native Earth Performing Arts recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Indigenous stories persist on Canadian stages.
The first year of the Animikiig Creators Unit will culminate in the performance of an extract of the proposed work at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 31 in November of 2018. Over the following year, individualized development support will be provided for a performance at a dedicated evening at Weesageechak 32 in November 2019. Learn more about the various developmental stages here.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 24, 2017
Submit a piece of your script or a proposal for a creative work, plus a short paragraph or resume outlining who you are, what skills, training or experience you have. Please send application as a single pdf or word document with lastname_firstname in the subject line.
Send submissions to Animikiig Program Director
Diana Belshaw by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANIMIKIIG PROGRAM DIRECTOR
We acknowledge the support of The Chawkers Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), an agency of the Government of Ontario, which last year funded which last year funded 1,681 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 216 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.8 million.