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Northern Indigenous Arts Council looking for board members

The Northern Indigenous Arts Council (NIAC) is inviting Indigenous artists, art enthusiasts, supporters, and community leaders to join its general membership and board of directors. NIAC is dedicated to fostering equitable and accessible opportunities for Indigenous artists in northern British Columbia and invites those with a passion for the arts to be part of this exciting moment. 

NIAC welcomes the public to collaborate with a diverse community of Indigenous artists who are committed to advancing the professional development, promotion, and production of Indigenous artwork. NIAC is focused on addressing the unique challenges faced by Indigenous artists in Northern BC and advocating for their recognition and support. 

“Our council stands as a beacon of inclusivity, accessibility, responsiveness, and equity,” said Diane Levesque, NIAC Chair. “We are on a mission to establish a vibrant Indigenous arts industry in Northern BC where every Indigenous artist feels valued and empowered.” 

The Northern Indigenous Arts Council has a proud history of innovative initiatives, including:

Indigenous Art on BC Bus North Buses: NIAC has partnered with Diversified Transportation Ltd. to showcase Indigenous art on four BC Bus North routes, fostering cultural exchange and promoting Indigenous artwork across the region.

Supporting the Prince George Symphony Orchestra: NIAC contributes to the production of “The Hummingbird and the Fire,” connecting elder/artist narrators with this project to enrich its cultural significance.

Exhibitions at Prominent Venues: NIAC organizes captivating group art exhibitions at prestigious venues such as the House of Ancestors, Prince George Public Library, and Omineca Arts Centre, creating platforms for Indigenous artists to showcase their talent.

Indigenous Arts Festival: NIAC collaborates with Lheidli T’enneh, Two Rivers Remix, and Omineca Arts Centre to host a three-day Indigenous Arts Festival featuring vendors, performers, and a group art exhibition, celebrating the rich diversity of Indigenous creativity.

Indigenous Arts Symposium: NIAC annually hosts an Indigenous Arts Symposium at the ‘Uda Dene Baiyoh – House of Ancestors, offering enlightening keynotes, engaging workshops, and an immersive group exhibition to celebrate Indigenous art.

Joining NIAC’s general membership or board of directors is an opportunity to contribute to a vibrant Indigenous arts landscape, shape the direction of cultural growth, and make a meaningful impact on the lives of Indigenous artists in northern B.C.

To become a member, please complete the membership application at– everyone is welcome to join!

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