On October 14th, 2017, there will be a silent auction of fine art and craft as part of our dinner fundraising event in support of The Qalipu Cultural Foundation. The Qalipu Cultural Foundation was formed in 2014 to support Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Foundation exists to ensure cultural documentation, and promote the involvement of youth and Elders in cultural activities within the Band. We strive to inspire our people to proudly embrace their heritage, to empower them to continue the traditions of our ancestors and restore the spirit of Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Art is a conversation starter, a focus for discussion and often a display of pride that allows us to demonstrate who we were, who we are and who we plan to become. By supporting this Event with your fine arts and crafts you are supporting your community.
We are inviting artists of aboriginal heritage to submit traditional and contemporary pieces of fine art and crafts for silent auction to help raise funds for this event. Artists will have the option of receiving 50% of the final selling price of the work or donating the entire amount and receiving a charitable tax receipt.
If you are interested in submitting work, please email images of the work you would like to submit along with the title, medium, size, reserve, retail value and brief statement to:
Deadline: 4 p.m., September 15, 2017
If your work is selected, it must be presentation ready (i.e., works on paper should be matted at the very least). We are organizing a drop-off location for works by artists on the East Coast.
For further information, please contact:
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
Qalipu Cultural Foundation