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Changing the World


For centuries, stories about Native people have been told from a colonial perspective.  We are committed to creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to tell their own stories to audiences and learners across Turtle Island, helping to evolve the narratives about Indigenous people from stories told about us with stories told by us.  Through our four programs, we work with allies, partners and community members to create equity and opportunity in the performing arts and ensure artists have the support necessary to continue to share Indigenous stories with intercultural audiences while carrying on important pathways for Indigenous knowledge for the future generation.

Four Programs


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Indigenous Story Incubator Program

Generating All-Indigenous live productions, media arts and community engagement


Indigenous Tour Booking Program

Creating Opportunity and Equity for Indigenous Performing Artists


Indigenous Performing Arts Community Outreach

Connecting Indigenous Performing Artists to Communities


Indigenous Career Guidance and Counseling Program

Providing career guidance for emerging Indigenous performing artists

Our Impact

# of Artists Supported


IPP has supported 100+ dance, music, theater and multi-disciplinary artists since our inception as Walrus Arts Management in 2016.

# of Young Adults Supported


We build community engagements into our performance events.  Our Partner Presenters are roughly split evenly between performing arts centers who tend to serve youth and colleges and universities who serve university students.

# Original Productions


IPP has supported or led the creation of five original productions in the last two years and is set to premier five more within the next two years.

# of Youth Supported 


In the course of an average year, between youth virtual offerings, youth workshops, youth lecture/demonstrations youth classes, and discounted tickets IPP's associate artists generally reach between 800 and 1000 youth.

# of Performances Per Year


IPP supported 30-40 shows in previous years, this year we will support over 100+  performances.

# of Funds Paid to

Indigenous Artists

$1.8+ million

Over the last six years, IPP has raised and disbursed $1.8 + Million in grants and donations paid out in residency and tour fees for Indigenous artists.

Indigenous Performance Productions is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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