Forums To Give Aboriginal Artists A Chance To Talk

Monday, November 09, 2009 at 12:15



Aboriginal artists in the province have a chance to have their voices heard this month.


Discussions are being held across the province to address issues such as copyright, cultural exchange and the diversity of art in First Nation and Metis communities.


Audrey Dreaver, a consultant for Canadian Artists Representation(CARFAC) Saskatchewan, is holding meetings in nine communities across the province.


Dreaver says the forums will allow artists to discuss the challenges and issues they face in their practice.


“It’s a way for us to get together and talk, to network, to meet each other, and to present a more unified front as First Nations and Metis artists in the province,” she says.


Dreaver says the information gathered from the meetings will be used to develop a “best practices” standards model for Aboriginal artists in the province.


She is meeting with artists in Beauval on Tuesday and La Ronge on Thursday.