Creative Native seeks to empower and inspire Indigenous youth to explore the field of creative arts and live production. By providing an opportunity for professional mentorship, the project offers learning experience and confidence building while demonstrating to youth how they could have a future working within the arts. Beginning with a Creative Native arts weekend and extending to mentoring their peers in neighbouring communities – this project empowers youth to step into leadership roles and apply their knowledge.
Creative Native will see Indigenous youth designing and producing art exhibits, awards, and live shows on their own home turf. Starting with community consultation and relationship building, professional mentors will collaborate with youth to plan a weekend which spotlights their creativity and fosters a rich mentorship experience. Professional Indigenous artists and performers will open the weekend, supporting the youth and celebrating their success.