In-Studio Workshops

Our workshops share invaluable Indigenous knowledge, social storytelling and technical skills to push artistic boundaries, promote the creation of new works and stimulate important discussion around culture, tradition and artistic development. Workshops have included hide tanning, moose hair tufting, indigo dyeing, silk screening and roach headdress making. Workshops are open to everyone of any age, gender or culture and full subsidies are available for self-identified young Indigenous women and mother artists (aged 16-35).

Interested in bringing a workshops to your community?

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See photos of past workshops on our Instagram and Facebook

Ts'Kwe Makers Atelier

Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator partners with a large retailer to produce a sustainable collection of fashion or textiles. The Ts’kwe Makers Atelier teaches invaluable business and technical production skills to support economic development of Indigenous artists, with amplified access for Indigenous women. Working as a team, a group of Indigenous entrepreneurs will produce a textile-based collection for a retailer. The Atelier operates over 6-8 weeks. Six (6) entrepreneurs will produce a collection of 1,500-2,000 up-cycled fashion or textile items.

The Ts’kwe Makers are profiled on the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator website, company listings with the retailer and will receive a special invitation to the press launch of the collection at the retailer’s store. This project will empower and connect Indigenous entrepreneurs and their retail companies or artistic practices to an increased level of skill, knowledge and professional networks. The goal of the TS’KWE MAKERS ATELIER is to bridge your company to broad, new markets.

Collective Creation Project

The Collective Creation Project brings together Indigenous women and mother artists (emerging and established) to collaboratively create a new body of works within a pre-determined theme. The group of artists are encouraged to explore new techniques, mediums and concepts. We work with partnering galleries and presenters to exhibit the final body of works. A call for artists is released and artists are selected based on their application and portfolio, regardless of professional artistic level.

The theme for the 2015/2016 Collective Creation Project was Cultural Appropriation, which became the collaborative exhibition called Indian Giver: Truth Telling and Narratives of Representation.

For more information, contact us:

Toronto, ON Canada
+1 416 459 8280