Wanuskewin Galleries Mission Statement
Wanuskewin Galleries provides gallery space in which Indigenous artists can present and develop their work on both a professional and creative level. We are committed to showcasing the work of Indigenous artists, curators and creators, uniquely suited with Indigenous consultation and control to give an accurate representation of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Wanuskewin Galleries will develop, present and promote media, visual and performance art by contemporary and traditional Indigenous artists, framing all programming and exhibitions within Indigenous worldviews. We will facilitate the development, presentation and promotion of works by contemporary and traditional Indigenous artists, along with historical exhibits, allowing the preservation of Indigenous artistic practices and allowing Indigenous self-determination and self-representation.
Wanuskewin Artist-in-Residence Program
Residency Length: Once a week, 2-8 weeks depending on the project.
# of Residencies Awarded: Unlimited, funding permitted.
Location: Virtual residency, and makers’ space is available at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Not a live-in residency.
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a Saskatoon-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of the Northern Plains Indigenous peoples. Wanuskewin Galleries are committed to providing space for Indigenous artists to present and develop their work on both a professional and creative level. We are committed to showcasing the work of Indigenous artists, curators and creators, uniquely suited with Indigenous consultation and control to give an accurate representation of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Wanuskewin is offering artists and curators paid residencies that will be delivered virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. These residencies require public interaction and teaching, while creating art over a month period. A live stream will allow viewers to ask questions and engage with the artist. This will feature a weekly series that will be broadcast on Wanuskewin’s social media platforms.
The Artist-in-Residence opportunity provides Indigenous artists from Canada with the time and space to generate new ideas, showcase their creative practice, build their body of work and connect with individuals around Saskatoon. Preference will be given to Saskatchewan-based artists and curators, but applications will be accepted nationally and internationally. Letters of support are encouraged, but not compulsory.
To apply, submit your proposal and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact:
T: 306.931.6767 ext. 232
See the Virtual Tour of the exhibit Wrapped In Culture here!
With the temporary closure of Wanuskewin right now due to the COVID-19 measures, the galleries will be closed to the public until the fall.
You can see the plans for the new gallery spaces with construction updates below:
Check back for future updates on online programming and upcoming shows!