Going into its 11th season, the Animikiig Creators Unit is a two-year development program for emerging Indigenous creators. Animikiig 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 the Program Director, Lindsay Lachance (Artistic Associate at the NAC Indigenous Theatre). The 11th season runs from Spring 2020 to Fall 2021.
“Animikiig is the Ojibway word for the initial rumblings that tell us of the thunder 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 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 excerpt of the proposed work at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 33 in November of 2020. Over the following year, individualized development support will be provided. The end result will be a more fully realized script, libretto, score or physical performance presented at a dedicated evening at Weesageechak
Begins to Dance 34 in November of 2021. Learn more about the developmental stages here.
The 11th season of Animikiig Creators Unit is supported by the Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre and the Chawkers Foundation.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 2019
Submit a piece of your script or a proposal of your creative work, plus a short paragraph or CV 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 to Animikiig Program Director Lindsay Lachance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by the Chawkers Foundation
with the support of the NAC Indigenous Theatre.