The gathering builds on decades of sector convergence and organising by Elders, practitioners and allies who have contributed a lifetime of work to artistic and cultural development in contemporary performing arts.
To become a member of the GFNPN you must attend all three days of the closed meetings to develop the network. Only 5 Australian presenters will be selected, who will join 5 successful USA and 5 successful Canadian presenters. The GFNPN will occur over three days at Abrons Art Centre: 6, 7 and 8 January from 11am - 2pm daily.
First Nations Dialogues is produced by Angela Flynn (Kukuni Arts) on behalf of the Key Consortium:Emily Johnson/Catalyst (USA), Vallejo Gantner (USA), Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (CAN), BlakDance (AUS), Blackfulla Performing Arts Alliance (AUS), ILBIJERRI (AUS), Yirramboi (AUS).
5 - 12 JANUARY 2019 HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FIRST NATIONS DIALOGUES INCLUDE:Tëmikèkw, a welcome and honouring celebration at DanspaceKIN at Performance Space New YorkGFNPN closed meetings at Abrons Art CenterKinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter, a fireside gathering at Abrons Art CenterKtalëmskahëmòch, closed protocol ceremony
A reminder that funding to attend First Nations Dialogues and GFNPN meetings in New York Jan 2019 is self-reliant.
Participants must attend all three days of the GFNPN workshops and as many First Nations Dialogues programming, including public discussions and performances.
Following the initial meeting in New York; members of GFNPN will be encouraged to attend at least one GFNPN event annually.
The benefits of establishing and being part of the GFNPN is to create a supportive network of Presenters who are committed to growing their organisation in the presentation of First Nations work, by adopting meaningful change such as: the incorporation of at least one First Nation staff with your organisations and the commission, presentation and/or development of a new First Nations work annually.
The primary objective is to determine the GFNPN structure. The workshops will include rigorous discussion interrogating eventual membership commitments and terms of membership. Facilitated discussions will develop collective goals for decolonisation or Indigenizing practices in your organisations, First Nations led process for commissioning new work by First Nations artists and relational touring support of work within the GFNPN.
Participating in the GFNPN three day workshops indicates that Membership will be taken up in 2020.
EOIs must be submitted by Monday 22 October 2018, midnight. PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRST NATIONS DIALOGUES PRODUCER FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Angela Flynnangela@kukuniarts.com+61 413 922 515