Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak // Bluejays Dancing Together is researching the expansive fields of Indigenous Arts and artists across Turtle Island by connecting with Non-Binary, Trans, Queer, and Womxn artists to learn from their art practices.
We foresee three distinct phases to the project:
The first phase involves connecting with Indigenous artists about their work and interests for a creative, collaborative gathering. We are currently in this phase.
The second includes bringing artists together for a gathering based on findings from our conversations and surveys with artists.
The third phase is where we will present what we have learned back to Indigenous artists and their communities through web-based, print, and digital media.
The potential for a fourth phase will be decided by artists who are involved in any
All parts contribute to a larger archive of contemporary Two-Spirit and Indigenous Non-binary, Trans, Queer, and Womxn artists, by and for our communities.
The Two-Spirit Socials include skill-sharing workshops around a specific theme or practice facilitated by an AWESOME community member — and the rest of the time is for community building, story sharing, eating food and spending time together. These spaces build off what we are already doing to restore our cultures, communities and Nations through collective and collaborative art process.
Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak has received support from multiple funders, such as the Indigenous Culture Fund – Ontario Arts Council and ArtReach, to host a series of socials and workshops for Two-Spirit and/or Indigenous LGBTQ+ people and our families.
Two-Spirit Socials: Online edition
Due to COVID-19, our Two-Spirit Socials moved online! Shoutout to the amazing Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ artists who organized workshops, facilitated live, submitted video tutorials, and ran amazing social media take-overs. You can check out some of those artists on our social media (facebook and instagram) as well as below through this collection of video submissions!
Titiesg Wîcinímintôwak would like to acknowledge the Indigenous Culture Fund – Ontario Arts Council for their support in making this project happen.