Catalogue seeks aboriginal artists

Community Futures Development Corporation looks for artists to take part in Aboriginal Artisans catalogue

Aboriginal artists have an opportunity to help showcase Canadian culture.

Community Futures Development Corporation is seeking aboriginal artists in B.C. to take part in the fourth edition of the Aboriginal Artisans catalogue.

“Art is a vital component to not only Aboriginal culture, but also Canadian culture as a whole,” said Geri Collins, director of operations. “We want to give our artists the opportunities they deserve.”

There is no charge to be included in the catalogue and both traditional and contemporary artists are encouraged to submit a biography, artist’s statement and high quality photos of the work they wish to have included in the catalogue.

“We value all aboriginal artisans,” said Collins. “From woodcarvers to the film makers, are welcome to submit.”

Funding for the project is through a co-operative effort between the First Nations Technology Council, Regional Economic Development Initiative and Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations.

The clock is ticking for applications, as there are plans to go to press on June 15.

For more information contact Joseph Jack at 250-828-9753.