January 31, 2022
Call for Applications: Animikiig Creators Unit
Hosted by Native Earth Performing Arts
Going into its 12th season, the Animikiig Creators Unit is a two-year development program for emerging Indigenous creators. Animikiig offers Indigenous creators who are in the emerging stage of theatrical creation the chance to develop their craft through individualized development plans and resources under the guidance of professional mentors selected in consultation with the Artistic Director and the Program Director. The 12th season runs from Spring 2022 to Fall 2023.
“Animikiig is the Ojibway word for the initial rumblings that tell us of the thunder storm that is to come.”
Animikiig is dedicated to the diversity of Indigenous voices on their journey to production as performance becomes increasingly cross-disciplinary, incorporating music, dance, technology, and performance art. Native Earth recognizes its responsibility to ensure that Indigenous stories persist on Canadian stages.
The first year of the Animikiig Creators Unit will culminate in the performance of an excerpt of the proposed work at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 35 in November of 2022. Over the following year, individualized development support will be provided. The end result will be a more fully realized script, libretto, score or physical performance presented at a dedicated evening at Weesageechak Begins to Dance 36 in November of 2023.