Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. Currently in our 38th year, we are dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada.
Through stage productions (theatre, dance and multi-disciplinary), new script development, apprenticeships and internships, Native Earth seeks to fulfill a community of artistic visions. It is a vision that is inclusive and reflective of the artistic directions of members of the Indigenous community who actively participate in the arts.
HOME OF CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS PERFORMING ARTS
- to provide a base for professional Indigenous performers, writers, technicians and other artists
- to encourage the use of theatre as a form of communication within the Indigenous community, including the use of Indigenous languages
- to communicate to our audiences the experiences that are unique to Indigenous people in contemporary society
- to contribute to the further development of theatre in Canada.
Native Earth Performing Arts Inc., is a non-profit organization which enables Indigenous Actors, Writers, Designers, Directors, and Technicians to work together to produce quality theatre that is vital to their development as artists and to their identity as Indigenous people.
Native Earth Performing Arts Inc. was founded on November 13, 1982 and became an incorporated company on June 6, 1983.
About NATIVE EARTH PERFORMING ARTS INC.
Native Earth Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expression of the Indigenous experience in Canada.
During the past 38 years Native Earth Performing Arts has a history of supporting Indigenous art and artists. Along the way, there have been achievements to celebrate. There have been challenges from which we have learned. Through it all, the company has grown to be Canada’s premiere Indigenous performing arts organization with a strong foundation that includes our own theatre – Aki Studio. Transformative changes in arts ecology and funding now create exciting opportunities for Indigenous art and artists. We therefore remain committed to strengthening the organization while ensuring that we honour the artists, remain mindful of our values, and embrace the future.
Native Earth is currently celebrating its 38th season in our Aki Studio located in the revitalized Regent Park.