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Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Program fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
- Variations in title: Previously known as Banff Centre Aboriginal Arts Program fonds. Title of fonds changed to Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Program fonds in 2018 to reflect naming changes implemented by the program in 2012.
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- Banff Centre Indigenous Arts Program
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6.38 m and 87.3 MB of textual and graphic records and other material.
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The Indigenous Arts program at The Banff Centre was established in 1993 in partnership with the Aboriginal Film and Video Art Alliance (AFVAA). The goal of the program was to provide Indigenous artists with access to resources and spaces to develop their skills, technological expertise, and forms of creation within the principles of self-government in the arts. Artists included writers, musicians, dancers and choreographers, visual and new media artists, and others. The program produced collective, multidisciplinary programs using a variety of forms and approaches, in both traditional and contemporary voices. Programs have included: the Indigenous Choreography and Dance Residency program, the Aboriginal Women's Voices program, An Aboriginal Journey with Brecht...A Theatre Workshop, the Creation of New Works Residency program, Writing for Series Television: A Screenwriting Workshop for Aboriginal Storytellers, the Indigenous Writing Program, Diverse As This Land, Hi-Rez Storytelling, and Re(Claim). Other programs included self-directed residencies and work studies in arts management, audio, curatorial, media production and post-production, theatre design and stage management. The Indigenous Arts Program also organizes events and performances for National Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Originally known as the Aboriginal Arts Program, the program underwent a name change as of October 1, 2012. The program became the Indigenous Arts Program to reflect and honour its international impact and connections to Indigenous communities. The name change was initiated five years prior by director Sandra Laronde.
Directors of the Indigenous Arts Program:
1995 to 2003 – Marrie Mumford (Chippewa-Cree)
2003 to 2004 – Lou-Ann Neel (Mamalillikulla, Da’naxda’xw, Mumtagila, and Kwagiulth)
2008 to 2016 – Sandra Laronde (Teme-Augama-Anishinaabe)
2017— Present – Reneltta Arluk (Inuvialuit, Dene, Cree)
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The fonds consists of records generated by the Indigenous Arts Program from 1996 to 2016, as well as records generated by the AFVAA from 1991 to 1999. Fonds consists of administrative and program files for the AFVAA, the Aboriginal Women's Voices program, the Indigenous Choreography and Dance Residency program, An Aboriginal Journey with Brecht...A Theatre Workshop, the Creation of New Works Residency program, Writing for Series Television: A Screenwriting Workshop for Aboriginal Storytellers, the Indigenous Writing Program, Diverse As This Land, Hi-Rez Storytelling, Re(Claim), and National Indigenous Peoples Days. Other file types include photographs, production books, scripts, music and lyrics, and sound and video recordings.
Fonds consists of twelve series: Aboriginal Film and Video Art Alliance files (AB1.), Indigenous Arts Program reports (AB2.), Indigenous Arts Program promotion and publicity files (AB3.), Indigenous Arts Program photographic materials (AB4.), Indigenous Arts Program production and stage management books and files (AB5.), Indigenous Arts Program scripts, music, and lyrics (AB6.), Indigenous Arts Program video and CD release forms (AB7.), Indigenous Arts Program grant files (AB8.), Indigenous Arts Program administrative files (AB9.), Indigenous Arts Program video recordings (AB10.), Indigenous Arts Program sound recordings (AB11.), Indigenous Arts Program miscellaneous files (AB12.)
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Some access restrictions may apply in accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation. Please consult the archivist for more details.
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Further accruals are expected.
Other material includes 77 files, ca. 3204 photographs, ca. 421 negatives, ca. 384 contact sheets, ca. 12 slides, 176 drawings, 30 posters, 78 compact discs, 49 DVDs, 10 floppy disks, 225 VHS cassettes, 96 MiniDV cassettes, 25 Hi8 cassettes, 37 Betacam cassette, 29 DVCAM cassettes, 2 8mm cassettes, 1 Blu-Ray disc, 41 DAT cassettes, 28 cassettes, 1 digital multi-track reel to reel, and 36 MOV files.
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- Banff Centre Aboriginal Arts Program (Subject)