provide mentorship programs for artists to learn from master artists; and master artists can expand their practices through learning new mediums
Previous generations of Indigenous people on the Westcoast were able to earn a decent living through commercial fishing and logging. Those industries have been on the decline for more than two decades. One of the few occupations that has maintained its viability is in the exquisite Northwest Coast art form. This unique and highly revered art form is internationally recognized, and holds potential for many Indigenous peoples to pursue as their sole income/occupation. Copper Legacy Enhancement Projects will provide artist mentorship programs for artists at different levels to learn from master artists; and master artists can expand their practices through learning new mediums.
All Northwest Coast artists who are interested in either teaching or learning from other artists are asked to fill out the "Artist Questionnaire".
We are gathering the necessary information to be able to fund and coordinate artist workshops that will vary in length from 4 days to 30 day log hands on mentorships - starting in Spring 2020.