Beadwork courtesy Isabelle Impey and the Gabriel Dumont Institute

Dear: Readers


In this E-Newsletter, we share Aboriginal opportunities in the arts with you AND make an announcement about voting for your favourite Aboriginal in music! 


VOU Fiji Dance Workshop Offered to the Public


Come dance with VOU Fiji! Monday July 21st from 10am -4:30pm  We invite you to join the Full Circle Ensemble for a fun filled day of dance training at this all day workshop introducing Fijian traditional and contemporary dance. Includes lunch! Laughter and fun guaranteed! 








Please see below for more information and the RSVP date:


*         Date: Monday July 21st 2014

*         Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, including a CATERED LUNCH

*         Location: Renegade Productions Studio A1 - 125 East 2nd Avenue between              Main and Quebec

*         Cost: Pay What You Can

Parking is available behind Renegade. You can also enter through the back, as well.


VOU is in Canada for a short time, and they are looking to connect with other Indigenous artists during their visit. Learn about VOU and see videos of their work by CLICKING HERE 


Please RSVP to Arielle at by 12pm Friday July 18th if you would like to attend and feel free to extend this invite to any other artists or colleagues you think may be interested. This is a very exciting opportunity and we hope to see you there!                    


Show your support for Aboriginal Art!
   Become a donor CLICK HERE to find out how
For more information about Full Circle and The Talking Stick Festival CLICK HERE 



Vote for your favourite Aboriginal People's Choice Music Award Nominee!   
At Portage Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Manito Ahbee Festival announced the 2014 Aboriginal People's Choice Music Award Nominees. Public voting is open until July 19th 11:59 P.M. CST to vote for your favourite Nominee.  CLICK HERE to vote! Big congratulations to all the nominees.


Apply for Aboriginal Program Officer, Writing and Publishing Section


Canada Council for the Arts is presently recruiting for the position of Aboriginal Program Officer, Writing and Publishing Section. Apply by July 30th!


Festival Powwow Photo by Chris Randle


 For more information CLICK HERE        



British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art


The British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art is a juried competition celebrating artistic excellence and highlighting the cultural significance of the arts of the First Nations in British Columbia. 

Up to four awards of $2,500 will be presented to artists affiliated with BC First Nations working in BC traditional or contemporary visual arts in such fields as, but not limited to, carving, weaving, beading, jewellery, photography, painting, masks, sculpture, stonework, print making, basket making and textiles. 



Enter Online HERE                                                                 

Submission Deadline: July 18th  

Media Art will be accepted

Submissions are considered for two years


For more information CLICK HERE



Design the medal for the 2015 Canada Winter Games


The Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games Host Society invites submissions from Canadian residents to design the front side of the medals for the 2015 Games. Designing the medals for the 2015 Games will bring national exposure to the artist and their winning design; leaving a lasting legacy in the community and with the athletes awarded medals at the 2015 Games! The awarding of a medal is the highest achievement for all participants involved in the Canada Games. Over 1,100 medals will be presented to successful athletes between February 13 and March 1, 2015.


Enter your medal design by Friday, August 8, at 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time to participate in this golden opportunity. The chosen artist will be announced in September 2014 and will receive an honorarium and a commemorative set of medals.   


CLICK HERE for more information and on how to apply 



Full Circle: First Nations Performance proudly presents Aboriginal art and performance on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Watauth First Nations.


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