ArtBridges Tips and Tools Series: Tips from the DAREarts Practical Guide for Artists Visiting Remote FNMI* CommunitiesArtBridges
What are the responsibilities of artists as guests in communities that are not their own? What can guest artists do to prepare for and to be respectful of this role?
ArtBridges asked DAREarts First Roots Program Associate, Cathy Elliott, to share some tips with artists who are new to working in remote First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.Cathy, a member of Sipekne'katik, Nova Scotia, has been working with DAREarts in Indigenous communities for eight years. She and DAREarts have lots of helpful info to share. In this guide for artists visiting remote/northern *First Nations, Metis & Inuit communities, you can find tips about travel, infrastructure, supplies, cultural context, and long term resonance.
The 2015 ArtBridges Tips and Tools Series is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.