Ever since the final of the first Earthline Tattoo Training Residency last summer my thoughts, and actions have been looking forward to this years tattoo training. Jordan Bennett, Amy Malbeuf and I the founding members of the Earthline Tattoo Collective are honoured to announce that applications for this years residency are open, and ongoing until March 31st, 2017.
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Last Year this residency trained four Indigenous artists the practices of hand poke and skin stitch tattooing, these participants represent four Indigenous nations from all across Canada. This year we are expanding the residency to include six participants, with this expansion two former participants Jordan Bennett and Amy Malbeuf are returning as support facilitators to assist in training and mentoring. We will be inviting between three to four guest mentors that will be visiting with the residency for one to two weeks each, these guests help to add depth of experience and knowledge to the training of future Indigenous cultural tattoo practitioners. Alongside these three to four guest mentors we will be honoured to host one international guest mentor, Pip Hartley, an internationally recognized Maori tattoo artist and cultural tattoo practitioner living and working in Auckland, New Zealand out of her shop Karanga Ink.
With this growth, comes more expenses, we are thankful and honoured to have the continued support of the department of Creative Studies, in the faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and a few other major donors. However this year we will be needing your help in supporting the revival of Indigenous tattooing.
We have started a fundraising campaign so that you will be able to help us as we work towards the revival of Indigenous tattooing on Turtle Island.
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More updates to follow.