*NEW First Nations Artists Pavilion at Artfest Kingston

Artfest Kingston wanted to make a significant addition to its arts programming to mark this momentous 150 year milestone in our Canadian journey. We decided that it would be most fitting to celebrate the art and culture of our First Nations. This promises to be just the beginning of a feature that will grow and evolve each year.

Our First Nations Pavilion will showcase a group of professional Indigenous artists, who will also serve in a mentoring role for a selection of Indigenous youth artists (age 18-30). Additionally, we will feature First Nations cultural programming that will include storytelling, traditional craft demonstrations and workshops, dance performance, singing, poetry and drumming.

If you are a First Nations artist between the age of 16 and 30 years and interested in participating please complete the form below. There are a limited number of spaces and travel expense bursaries available. This is a juried exhibition and we are seeking a mix of handcrafted items:  painting, photography, pottery, jewellery, glass, textiles, clothing and more are all eligible to apply.