Creator Within

A Gathering of Indigenous Artistic Expressions

The Creator Within: A Gathering of Indigenous Artistic Expressions is a time to gather, laugh, learn and share our experiences with the community as Indigenous artists and educators.

The gathering is comprised of professional development, artistic discussion, community workshop and performances.


Monday, November 16 Aritst Workshop in partnership with Toronto District School Board & Red Pepper Spectacle Arts 1-4 pm @ The Loop Cherish Violet Blood & Lisa Marie Cher Big Throat presenting: Blackfoot Shadow Puppetry

Tuesday, November 17 Artist Workshop in partnership with Toronto District School Board & De-ba-jeh-mu-jig Theatre Group 1-4 pm @ Wychwood Gallery Bruce Naokwegijig presenting: Improv Workshop

Wednesday, November 18 Opening Night Feast & Gathering 6-9 @ Wychwood Gallery Opening Blessing/Song presented by Shkinwe win Singers, Host: Dave DeLeary - Featured Artist/Photographer Nadya Kwandibens, Ojibwee(Anishinaabe)/French ancestry
“Portraits of the Urban Indian Experience” A photo-series that explores what it means to be Native in the city… from our perspective

Thursday, November  19 10:00-12:00 @ Wychwood Gallery Bruce Naokwegijig presenting: Stage Combat/Movement Workshop
1:00-3:00 @ Wychwood Gallery Christine Friday-O'Leary presenting: Mental & Physical Preparation for Performance Workshop
7:00-9:00 The Embargo Collective Film Screening in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film & Video Arts Festival


Friday, November 20 10:00-12:00 @ Wychwood Gallery Nadine St. Louis presenting: Craft & Design Workshop
1:00-3:30 @ Wychowood Gallery Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm presenting: Getting Published Workshop
7:00-9:00 $8.00 Performance in Words & Movement-Outside Looking In Tracee Smith Breaking Free Christine Friday-O’Leary ReGeneration Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Saturday, November 21 12:00-4:00 @ Wychwood Gallery Asani presenting: Vocal and Drumming Workshop
7:00-9:00 $8.00 Musical Showcase Finale! Featuring: Veronica Johnny & Jason Burnstick

Sunday, Nobember 22 12:00-5:00 @ Wychwood Gallery Luke Parnell presenting: Cedar Panel Workshop

We hope to see you there!

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Member Forum Posts

  • I just wanted to thank ANDPVA for the opportunity you gave me to showcase my crafts and jewelllery at the Saturday Market. I met some really great people, especially other artists and made some new friends. Keep up the good work! Emilie Corbiere

  • Hi Shandra,

     I just wanted to thank ANDPVA for todays terrific workshop on publishing with Kateri. I learned so much and will put this new information to good use.

    Chi Miigwech!!!

    Emilie Corbiere

    Author, artist and storyteller

News & Events

  • Mark Tuesday, December 21st 6pm on your social calendar and come to the 21st Annual Kensington Market Festival of Lights to see the SKYWOMAN Shadow Puppet Performance by andpva's Indigenous Youth Leadership Team

  • andpva opens our Studio 171 doors 8am-noon alongside the Saturday Wychwood Barns Farmer's Market - Join us Dec 11 & 18 in time for holiday shopping!

  • We are delighted to have
    been invited to partner with SLOW FOOD TORONTO and recruit Indigenous
    musicians and artists to participate in the SLOW FOOD TORONTO
    fundraising event this Friday, December 10th, 2010 6pm-9pm. If you social calendar is not too full, come on out
    and join this delicious celebration.

  • The 7th Annual CIT Variety Showcase will be at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, ., on December 10, 2010,
    with performances scheduled to start at 7 pm and run through to
    9:30pm.  The evening is by donation and all are invited to attend.