The Indigenous Resurgence Project is a Kamloops initiative to support and build the Indigenous arts community by working alongside the many talented artists and crafters in the region. The goal of the project is to address the distinct gap in resources and support of local and regional Indigenous artisans, businesses, and entrepreneurs in the arts sector.
The Indigenous Resurgence Project aims to encourage and support emerging artists in developing a platform, support already established artists by showcasing their work, and support any and all Indigenous peoples in their creative journey. The work and events hosted by the IRP will create a safe space for Indigenous people to share their creations with the world, as well as provide mentorship and experiential opportunities to grow each individual's skills.
Over the last few years, the Indigenous Resurgence Project has hosted two public vendor exhibitions and one incredibly well-received fashion show in partnership with Fashion Speaks International. The project has also been compiling a local artisan directory since the beginning of 2021 with the intention to be an easy way to search for local Indigenous artists and service providers.
As the project continues to grow, we aim to continue to support the endeavours of Indigenous peoples in the Central Interior region of BC.
"I think shining some positivity on things like this is almost a necessity[.]"
Susan Edgell, CFJC Midday
The Indigenous Resurgence Project was created for and is dedicated to providing platforms and resources to Indigenous artists, crafters, and businesses in Interior BC on a volunteer basis. Whether it's supporting artists through mentorship, networking opportunities, or providing special events or programming, it's our goal to help local artists with their creative journey.
Our vision is to create a thriving Indigenous creative community where artists and producers can come together to share their work and experiences.
Above all else, the Indigenous Resurgence Project values the artists and business owners, recognizing their hard work and dedication to their trade, and working to support their endeavours.
Tk'emlups te Secwepemc
SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT