ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOLS
Residencies - Workshops
We are not providing residencies to schools in 2020-2021 If you have previously had a residency, contact us for more information as we may be open to working with past schools that we have built relationships. Due to the nature of our programming, we have determined that zoom/video teaching is not appropriate for cultural teachings to large groups. We care for the safety of students, teachers, and Indigenous communities.
Wild Mint Arts provides quality Indigenous Dance, Culture and Arts programming for Pre-school to University and communities. The instructors and artists have years of experience working in diverse communities and schools. Each instructor bring a unique perspective and is grounded in tradition and Indigenous histories. Instructors have criminal record checks as well as various trainings such as Hi5, Little Warriors, Anti-Oppressive and LGBTQ awareness. Many of the instructors work with at-risk youth populations as well.
Please contact us for pricing and more information, or if you have ideas beyond the scope of what is described below. We also do referrals if a workshop request cannot be fulfilled.
HOOP DANCE RESIDENCY
Hoop Dance Residencies bring a Hoop Dance teacher into the school for 1 - 2 weeks. Classes run on the schools regular gym schedule. Students participate in learning about local Indigenous history and traditional dance knowledge while participating in a high energy class.
This residency is a creative residency (4 days - 2 weeks). Some schools opt for one or two grades, or one class for the residency.
Please contact for a pricing matrix and availability as well as more information for schools.
Dance Workshops range from 1 hr - 2 days for community organizations, after school programs, pre-schools, kindergartens, high schools, universities and churches.
Participants can experience powwow dance, hoop dance and creative movement while learning about local Indigenous context and histories. Workshop are tailored to the age group and needs. Instructors have years of experience working with all age groups as well as working in post-secondary.
Please contact for pricing and availability.
The music workshop is offered to aid with Indigenizing the music curriculum. The artists who offer this program are formally trained in Western forms while maintaining strong connections to their Indigenous traditions.
Workshops run from 30 minutes to two days. Students are introduced to Indigenous language and songs, as well as various instruments. This is a participatory workshop for all ages.
Please contact for more information.