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.
# 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
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.