Original Peoples Investment Program: 2023 Results

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Original Peoples Investment Program: 2023 Results

The Original Peoples Investment Program provided one-time project funding to First Nation, Metis and Inuit individual artists, artist collectives and Indigenous-led and centred arts organizations in Treaty 7. This program supported the innovation, preservation and revitalization of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art through art-based projects that are supported and validated by FNMI artists, community, Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We recognize and support both traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists and arts practices within this program.

We received 50 applications requesting $855,488 and were able to support 40 applications to a total of $695,488. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2023 Original Peoples Investment Program.

Grantee Project Grant
Adam Solway Saiksisttoo (Come Into View) $15,000
Amy Hill powwow threads $15,000
Autumn Whiteway Thank You Edward Curtis, But We’ll Take It From Here $15,000
Bruce Miller Research and Development of Web Series “Warrioress” $15,000
Dan Cardinal McCartney Where the Three Rivers Meet: Painting Series $14,981.92
Martin Heavy Head Ahkoinimaan- The Making of Pipes $15,000
Morgan Black kacatqa (rising) $15,000
Priscilla Boulay Calgary’s Art Market $15,000
Robert Dodginghorse The Calling $15,000
Sade Auger Woman Who Stands Strong Phase Three $15,000
Shea Iles Métis fingerweaving and beading $12,350
CIF Reconciliation Society ReconciliACTION and Healing through art workshops $25,000
Stephanie One Spot They Had Names Before This $15,000
Tracy Breaker Buffalo Spirit-The Creation of a Women’s Traditional Outfit $15,000
Trevor Solway Settler Post Production $15,000
Awowaakiiks Awowaakiiks $25,000
Alyjah Ermine Neil The Editing Phase of Alyjah Ermine’s book offering: ‘Medicine in the Soil; Magic from the Stars’ $15,000
New Blood Documentary Collective New Blood Documentary $19,300
Berkley Brady Summer of Bitter and Sweet – Feature Film Script Writing and Language Study $14,995.75
Brad Spence Brad becoming a Stone Carver/Sculpting Artisan $15,000
Chance Bellegarde Roots Redirected $20,000
Thundering Drums Making Connections thru Traditional Arts $20,000
Wasakamapiwak Wearing Our Stories $20,000
Dorienne Proulx Our Voices $15,000
Tribe Artist Society Tribe Artist Society & Sober Crew Drumming Club (Free Lessons for all Peoples) 12 Months $25,000
Elijah Wells Dance Theatre for Young Audiences and Workshop week $25,000
Blackfoot Community Radio Station Blackfoot-led Community Radio Station $20,000
Jace Eagle Bear Gailan Ensemble Commission Piece $14,946
Jessica McMann Concerto Commission Project $15,000
Kristy North Peigan Indigenous Futurism (Likely will be changed) $15,000
Leah Nicholson Aaron Daniels – Last of the Highwood Winds Grass Dancers $20,000
Highland Wind Grass Dancers IndigiWELLNESS $25,000
The Land Holds us Our Best Exhibitions $20,000
Making Treaty 7 Indigenous-led Creation Residency $25,000
MUSKEGO Little People $19,965
Randy Parsons Reconnecting with ribbon skirts $15,000
Sandra Lamouche Santa Fe Art Insitute – Soveriegnty residency – Exploring the role of art and storytelling in soveriegnty using land based practices. $14,000
Sikapinakii Low Horn Blackfoot Skateboard Designs $14,950
Walter MacDonald White Bear Website & Electronic Press Kit $15,000
William Ward Walking the Path $15,000

Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials

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