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Changing the World
through
Storytelling

Sharing stories by Indigenous culture leaders that confront, shape and align our world towards a more inclusive and thoughtful future

Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke-Currently booking

Our
Purpose

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. 

Our Programs

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.

Indigenous Story Incubator Program

Creating All Original, Indigenous led productions honoring issues facing Indigenous communities

Indigenous Booking and Management Program

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

Connecting Native Arts to Community Program

Connecting Native Culture Bearers and Performing Artists to the community through youth outreach

Indigenous Career Guidance Program

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

Our Impact

# of Artists Supported

100+

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

# of Young Adults Supported

2000+

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

5

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 

5000+

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

100+

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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