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Channelling connections between aboriginal artists – Edmonton Journal

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2015430 Views

May 28, 2015

EDMONTON – How have Edmonton’s aboriginal artists worked in the past? What are the ways they want to work in the future? How can the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) support that in a significant way? What is the community’s vision for itself? Where can those visions combine, collaborate and synergize?

Those are just a few of the questions the EAC would like to ask the city’s many diverse indigenous artists, and that they’d like artists to ask themselves and each other, says Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, the EAC’s Aboriginal Initiatives Committee chair.

To find the answers, the not-for-profit organization is hosting Channeling Connections — a three-day symposium ending Friday, May 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre that is bringing together indigenous artists with art directors, art organizations and funding bodies from across the Prairies.

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