Mskomini Giizis Residency

Application Deadline:
Wednesday March 1, 2017


Residency Timeline:
July 3-30, 2017

We are pleased to announce our participation in the Metcalf Foundation’s 2016 Creative Strategies Incubator. Through CSI, Native Earth is developing the Mskomini Giizis Residency, which will occur over four weeks in July 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Residency will offer Indigenous performing artist collectives a combination of space, resources, honorariums, travel and accommodation as they develop works  beyond development and the production phase.

Through the Mskomini Giizis Residency Indigenous artists and collectives can take this time to  explore any aspect of the production. Don’t rush — take time and space to refine.

Download Residency Guidelines and Application

The Mskomini Giizis Residency takes place in Aki Studio from July 3rd to 30th, 2017.  We strongly recommend applicants contact us to discuss their application before submitting. Telephone: 416-531-1402.

Raspberry-TransparentMskomini Giizis (“Raspberry Moon”) is the seventh moon of Creation in July, when great changes begin. By learning gentleness and kindness, we may pass through the thorns of its brush and harvest its fruit, as we gain knowledge that will help in raising our families. Source: The 13 Grandmother Moon teachings are from Kinoomaadiewinan Anishinabek Bimaadinzinwin, Book Two. Author Arlene Berry.


Metcalf’s Creative Strategies Incubator program is designed to help professional performing arts companies explore new strategies for addressing longstanding sectoral issues. Through an accompanying Learning Network, participants are encouraged to nurture the organizational change that comes from developing and implementing innovation, and to foster a culture of shared learning among the sector at large.

The focus issue for the 2016 Creative Strategies Incubator is providing greater opportunities for artistic work to achieve its potential. We are pleased to introduce the six companies who will participate in the program and address this issue over the next three years. More About Metcalf Foundation