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Nwe-Jinan Artworks Emerging Artist Program 2022-2023

The ArtWorks Emerging Artist Program invites young creators (with less than five years experience in their field) to build skills essential to becoming a professional artist and/or entrepreneur. Emerging Artists (EAs) will have opportunities to connect with a group of inspiring creators, engage in work experience, and attend a wide range of trainings/workshops.

Program Dates/Deadlines

Program Dates: September 6, 2022 – May 30, 2023
Application Deadline: August 1, 2022 at midnight EST
*You are between 18 and 30 years of age


*You are between 18 – 30 years of age (you’re eligible if you are currently 30)
*You are Indigenous
*You are within the first five years of your creative practice

Is this program right for me?

  • You are Indigenous between 18 and 30 years of age
  • You are within the first 5 years of your artistic practice
  • You are looking for opportunities to build the skills you need to work as a professional artist, a freelancer, a creative entrepreneur, or a professional in the creative sector

Program highlights

  • Paid training workshops with leaders in the creative sector and creative entrepreneurs
  • Up to $1200 for training
  • Up to $500 for materials or equipment to support your practice
  • A professional bio and headshot
  • Network with a community of artists and creative entrepreneurs