In a continued effort to support the Indigenous artists and craftspeople of Newfoundland and Labrador, Experience Qalipu is excited to announce that we will be hosting an online art and craft auction on November 6th – 8th.
This event was inspired by the very successful Indigenous Peoples Day Art & Craft Auction hosted by the Nunatsiavut Government that raised over $23,000 for Indigenous artists and craftspeople.
Covid-19 has caused the cancellation of many craft fairs throughout the summer and will continue to affect crafts fairs through the Christmas season. This has dramatically affected Indigenous artists and craftspeople who rely on these events as a source of income.
One participating craftsperson stated that this virtual craft fair means “recovery after months of zero selling opportunities”.
Our artists and craftspeople carry our traditions in their work and Experience Qalipu is making every effort to ensure their continued success. Tara Saunders, Director or Community Development at Qalipu First Nation, states that “with the impending cancellation of Christmas craft fairs, we had to find a new opportunity to highlight and support our Indigenous arts community. Many of our other programs have been going ahead online so we knew we could find a way to bring this online too.”
Click here to see the full Call for Artists – Experience Qalipu
To register as an artist or craftsperson, please fill out this online form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CraftSignUp
If you have any questions or require assistance with the sign up form, please contact Alex Antle at firstname.lastname@example.org.