Expanding Traditions /A Cross Generational Youth Engagement Program



Expanding Traditions is a multi-generational engagement initiative that bridges the space between senior Nisga’a artists, and emerging Nisga’a youth artists, with a focus on youth who are interested in exploring carving as a cultural tradition and profession within the Nation. Each youth will intensively study one work from the Nisga’a Museum’s Ancestors’ Collection (mask, rattle, frontlet and/or carving) and create a replica of that object over a six week period under the guidance and direction of the senior artists. Each youth will be encouraged to journal their experience and to continue with their artistic exploration. The carved replicas will become part of the education collection of the Nisga’a Museum and serve as a means to study the Ancestors’ Collection.

The Nisga’a Museum is seeking four Nisga’a Youth between the ages of 15 and 24 interested in participating in the Nisga’a Museum’s Expanding Traditions program. The program will take place from June 29 – August 7, 2015 in Laxgalts’ap at the Nisga’a Museum, and at the Laxgalts’ap Village Government Carving Shed. Youth will receive a subsidy for their participation in the program.

Interested youth, please submit your resume, as well as a one page cover letter explaining why you are interested in participating in the Nisga’a Museum Expanding Traditions program, and what your experience is with Nisga’a art. The deadline for applications is Monday June 29, 2015 by 5pm.

Please submit your completed application via email to: nisgaamuseum@nisgaa.net

Applications will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified.

Thank you for your interest in the Nisga’a Museum Expanding Traditions program.

Monday, June 29, 2015 - 10:00 to Friday, August 7, 2015 - 16:00
Nisga'a Museum
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