Mskomini Giizis Residency

Application Deadline: DECEMBER 15, 2019

We are pleased to announce the fourth round of the Mskomini Giizis Residency which will take place in Aki Studio from July 13th to August 9th, 2020.

Native Earth recognizes the need to sustain and invest in the deep development of Indigenous productions beyond the initial creation phase of workshop production, and beyond the first production. The focus of the residency is primarily on late stage development.

The Residency is open to Indigenous artists, collectives or companies across Canada. Native Earth will offer resources, including space, technical elements and development fee.


2019 Mskomini Giizis Residency

For our third year, we had Waawaate Fobister who developed OmaagomaanAria Evans who did a technical residency for In The Abyssand Christopher Mejaki who developed You the Guy? Funded by Metcalf Foundation.

2018 Mskomini Giizis Residency

For our second year, we had Spy Dénommé-Welch and Catherine Magowan’s Unsettled Scores who developed their second full-length opera piece Canoe, and Christine Friday of Friday Creeations who developed her newest dance piece Maggie & Me: A Healing Dance. Funded by Metcalf Foundation.

2017 Mskomini Giizis Residency

For our first year of the summer residency, we had Daniel David Moses and Colin Taylor’s hybrid performing arts and education organization ARTS&SCIENCE, and they developed Moses’ Crazy Dave Goes to Town.  Funded by Metcalf Foundation.

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.

Header Photo by akipari