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Changing the World

Sondra Segundo-Cunningham from Welcome to Indian Country

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.  Together, we reclaim our stories through programs that support and nurture our Native communities in concert with our Global community.

Our Programs

Through our four programs, we work with allies, partners and local communities to foster opportunities for Indigenous artists and culture bearers to connect to community through live storytelling, education and outreach.

Indigenous Story Incubator Program

Creating Indigenous led and Indigenous facing productions

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Indigenous Booking and Management Program

Creating opportunities for Indigenous artists to amplify their stories through the performing arts

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Connecting Native Arts to Community Program

Connecting our the performing arts community to resources focused on Native equity

Native Career Counseling Program

Providing free career guidance to emerging and mid-career Indigenous performing artist

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 


Over the last six years,  between youth virtual offerings, youth workshops, youth lecture/demonstrations youth classes, and discounted tickets IPP's associate artists have reached of 15,000 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 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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