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Hide Tanning and Parfleche Residency

This three-week visual arts residency focuses on hide scraping, bone tool making and working with parfleche. Visual artists who work with hide and parfleche will learn more about how scrape a hide and work with parfleche with the support of faculty, elders and knowledge keepers. Participants are invited to engage with faculty, community and peers while having self-directed studio time in Glyde Hall. Participants will come together with the community and have the opportunity for one-on-one sessions. The participants and faculty will have a chance to share their works in progress in Open Studios.

What does the program offer?

Participants will deepen their artistry and technical application with hide scraping, bone tool making and working with parfleche. The program will foster peer relationships with the opportunity for self-directed studio time. Participants will also be engaged with community in storytelling/knowledge sharing sessions in the hide tanning process.

Who should apply?

This program welcomes Indigenous visual artists with traditional and/or contemporary arts practices interested in hide-tanning processes and working with parfleche.

Program Dates: September 30 – October 18, 2024Application Deadline: June 26, 2024

Scholarship of 100% is available and will be applied to cover tuition, meals and accommodation costs.

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