Using the Arts in support of Participatory and Inclusive Learning Environments

Using Arts in support of a Participatory and Inclusive Learning Environments
3:00 PM, Tuesday 21 Jun 2022 (1 hour 45 minutes)
Auviqsaqtut inuit Studies Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba

This session will bring together northern and southern youth, community builders, arts-based researchers, cultural creators and educators to share cultural and environmental observations, challenges and insights-based solutions for hands-on digital arts and technologies to tackle cultural and climate change through regenerative artistic creation, cultural entrepreneurship training and participatory video training. 

Building on last year’s highly-successful Creativity for Entrepreneurship training with the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the ArcticNet-supported Inclusion in Northern Research initiative, this exciting, new grassroots and community-driven initiative will work across partner organizations to address multiple systemic socio-economic gaps and barriers inhibiting inclusive, equitable access to Indigenous participation, development and employment in the digital and arts and cultural economies. 

Artists and entrepreneurial innovators from participating communities come from a wide range of arts and community-based research ranging from social work, cultural entrepreneurship and resilience-related research and climate change to film industry training across northern, southern Canada and beyond.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse Program, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, University of Victoria and the Arctic Buying Company for making this initiative possible.