Indigenous Arts Conference


Indigenous Art Conference | Ottawa

March 30 & 31, 2019 | Willis College, St. Laurent Shopping Centre, Ottawa
An event for learning, sharing and empowering Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs.
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The AACC is very pleased to be working on this monumental project with partners, friends, artists and community members.

The Indigenous Arts Conference is a small inclusive community-centred event for creating, sharing and [re]learning our Indigenous art forms.

The conference will ensure the transfer of knowledge and spirituality related to the production of our traditional Indigenous art forms and empower and arm our Indigenous women entrepreneurs with information, resources and opportunity to maximize their capacity to sustain entrepreneurship.

Art workshops are focused on Indigenous women who are subject to restricted budgets and cannot normally afford Indigenous arts workshops,  or have been disconnected from their family/community and culture and seek to (re)connect with traditional teachings.

We welcome all who share our concerns for endangered Indigenous art form and artists and thank those who have already offered their support to this small initiative including Elders, knowledge-keepers, partners artists and volunteers.

This project is in it's preliminary phase and will rely heavily on funding and volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer, please email If you'd like to know more about the AACC, please explore our website.

Millside Ceramics, Tyendinaga,

The objective of this conference

 is to ensure that knowledge of traditional Indigenous art forms are taught and shared across our communities and that we obtain the information we need to teach the next generation of Indigenous artists. Economic and social inclusion, reconciliation and equality are our main priorities.
• We all have the right to learn how to make the things that our ancestors made – regardless of financial status.•
• We all have a responsibility to teach our youth the history and spirituality that comes with creating hand made items. •
This conference intends to offer Indigenous Arts Workshops and Entrepreneurship | Business Development Workshops.

Workshop registration will open in February.

Indigenous Marketplace in the St.Laurent Mall

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We Empower Indigenous Entrepreneurs in the Arts in Partnership With: