Indigenous Place Keeping program
About the program
The Indigenous Place Keeping program features educational programming, events, workshops and displays artwork by Indigenous artists in the municipal building, a place where Calgarians come to do business and where Council meets to make decisions.
The program supports artists, performers, curators and academics of all disciplines at any stage in their careers. It is open to all Treaty 7, Métis Nation of Alberta, District 5 and 6, urban Calgarian Indigenous and Indigenous people from elsewhere that currently make Calgary their home.
The pilot project for the Indigenous Place Keeping program is a series of three banners titled Past, Present and Future by Blackfoot artist Kalum Dan. The 5’ x 30’ banners were installed in 2021 and will remain on display until the end of 2023.
Two opportunities to participate
We are currently inviting Indigenous individuals or teams to propose educational presentations, cultural workshops and performances such as dance, music, art, writing and poetry. Events and activities will take place between September and December 2023.
We are also looking for existing artworks by Indigenous artists for a paid exhibit from October 2023 to March 2024. Artworks of all disciplines are welcome including digital, 2-dimensional works, performance, video/sound installation, literary and small sculptural art.