What We Do
Emma Donovan of Emma Donovan and The Putbacks
IPP goes beyond the work of a normal booking agency. Our presenters are our partners and allies in our mission to amplify Indigenous voices. We work together to builds inter-cultural connections that create awareness of the experiences of Indigenous artists and the issues they face while fostering enduring bonds.
Atamira Dance Co./Te Wheke Production
WE DO NOT JUST PRESENT, WE PARTNER
Indigenous Performance Productions approches all of our relationships, be it with our artists, our venues our staff or our communites as partnerships. We connect by aligning our objectives with one another to create mutually beneficial relationships all in the name of uplifting Indigenous voices. We believe that the only way to create social change is by modeling it in everything we do.
IPP partners with host venues to integrate high-quality culturally expansive education opportunties for youth, BIPOC and community alliances. This includes youth master classes, artist lectures and demonstrations, live performances, equity lecture and field rounds, artist panel discussions, as well as discounted tickets for youth.
James Pakootas of D'Dat Hosting Workshop
Mali Obomsawin/Welcome to Indian Country/Photo by Ryan Hunt
We work to help tour ready Indigenous and Native artists connect to performance opportunties through our network of presenter partnerships and host organizations, as well as providing on-going advocay and funding support. We also assist emerging Indigneous artists through artist consulations, fiscal sponsorships and mentorship programs. Our goal is help Indigneous artists at every level find the resources and guidance they need to help them reach their vision for themselves.