Description

MISSION To create healing through the arts by restoring cultures and identities to Indigenous artists and communities.

MANDATE We identify, promote, and create opportunities for Indigenous artists to support and develop a self-sufficient community of Indigenous artists who preserve traditional knowledge, advance respective cultural identities and reflect evolving cultural expression helping the community heal from the trauma of colonization.

VISION To be a well-known national provider of healing opportunities through the arts while supporting Indigenous artists.

PEOPLE  MILLIE KNAPP - Executive Director Millie Knapp has 25-plus years of work experience in media as a publisher, feature writer, photographer, managing editor, and advertising sales specialist. She delivers business and publishing expertise to Indigenous communities and businesses. The cultivation of an international business and community network enriches her work as a panel and advisory board member for arts and entertainment programs and social community groups. Millie Knapp, Anishinabe kwe from Kitigan Zibi, writes about Indigenous peoples art, culture, and mino pimadziwin, the good life.

CRYSTAL SAMMS – Marketing and Event Manager Crystal Samms is Ojibway of the Moose Clan from Munsee-Delaware First Nation in Southern Ontario. On her father’s side, she is Mi'kmaq referred to as L'nu, “the people,” from Newfoundland. Born and raised in Toronto, her mother brought her up amongst other Indigenous children in one of the first Indigenous apartment complexes in the city. Samms develops events and workshops to showcase Indigenous art and teaching for healing in the community from colonization.

CHRISTINA DA COSTA – Event Coordinator Trainee Christina Da Costa is Saulteaux Ojibwe born and raised in Toronto. Her family is from the Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has worked in the Indigenous non-profit sector for nine years with a focus on education, culture, and events. She is a recent Humber College Event Management Program graduate. She uses her event coordination skills to assist with Indigenous-led events. She is pursuing a bachelors degree in Indigenous Studies at York University.

Location

10-160 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 3K7, Canada

Social Networks
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Open hours today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    Closed

  • Sunday

    Closed

  • July 30, 2021 5:38 am local time

Programs and Services

The Writers' Room

The Writers' Room, an event series, presents master and mid-career Indigenous artists. The open mic allows emerging artists to express themselves. The Writers' Room presents Indigenous writers in readings, performances, workshops, interviews with Q&As, and open mics. We create space for new works or "old" works i.e. oral traditions or storytelling.

The Red Revue

The Red Revue is a presentation series for Indigenous artists—emerging and established— to perform for Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences and to connect with presenters and venues. The series features a headline performer with a special guest and open mic slots for emerging artists to perform in front of a supportive audience.

Creation and Clan Story Workshops

ANDPVA's Creation and Clan Story Workshops combine artistic practice with Elders' and Knowledge Keepers' teachings. The workshops help artists, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers feel good about life as they see themselves and their stories reflected back. ANDPVA hires First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists to build community.