Past Artists in Residence

Archer performing in Memory_V2, Photo by Juan Baquero
Archer Pechawis
Artist-in-Residence, 2012/2013.“We often hear our political and cultural
leaders speak of the importance of education
for the youth in our communities, yet what
we so frequently neglect are the gaping holes
in our own knowledge. The term “New Media”
has been bandied about for nearly two decades
now, yet we in the arts rarely know what this
mysterious term actually means, let alone
what implications it has for us as artists, for
our respective mediums, or as a force of
change in our traditional cultures. My intent
is to de-mystify digital media and empower
workshop participants to embrace new
technologies in their art practice.”

Archer’s presence made possible through the
Canada Council for the Arts’ Residency Program

Photo by Pierre Gautreau
Keith Barker
Playwright-in-Residence, 2012/2013.Keith Barker is an actor/director/youth facilitator
who launched his playwriting career with
The Hours That Remain through Native Earth
while facilitating the Animikiig (then Young Voices)
Program and Weesageechak festival. This play
premieres through a co-production between
New Harlem Productions and Saskatchewan
Native Theatre Company in October 2012,
in Saskatoon and Toronto. We are proud
that this will be the production to launch
the new Aki Studio Theatre. Barker will
debut more of his writing at Native Earth
throughout the season

Keith’s presence made possible through the
Ontario Arts Council’s Residency Program.