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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

'Project Nishin Niizh: Film Installation' by Sarah Gartshore & Adam Francis Proulx


Digital & new media Film & video Indigenous Storytelling Youth & teens
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Sault Ste. Marie Museum

Queen Street East

Algoma District, ON

Directions: Please register in advance to attend via Eventbrite: Note: this event takes place inside Sault Ste. Marie Museum's 'Durham Gallery'.



Offered in English.


Program Times:

October 2nd - October 16th, 2022

Film Installation - Museum Hours (Tues to Sat, 10:00AM to 4:00PM)

Program Description:

Nishin Niizh, serves to support Indigenous, and other criminalized artists, in a healthy, Wholistic and unapologetically decolonial process of art creation. Oshkaabewisag Adam Francis Proulx and Sarah Gartshore were honoured to work together in building an online space where Indigenous artists felt well held enough, in the midst of a global health pandemic, to begin to create again. That space is called Project Nishin. Nishin Niizh artists offered one another community and safe space as they marked an extraordinary time in their lives and shared in one another's artistic journey's. For their Ontario Culture Days residency, Gartshore and Proulx led a new edition of Project Nishin, featuring a new roster of makers and focusing on mentorship and creative processes. The final project will include a series of programs premiering at the 2022 Fringe North Festival, developed together with their Project Nishin artists. Their work will screen for the duration of the Ontario Culture Days Festival at the Sault Ste. Marie Museum.

Artist Biography:

Sarah Gartshore (she/her/wiin) is an Anishinaabe miiniwaa Zhaganash art creator who works in solidarity with voices from the margins as a StoryTeller and champion of radical self love. She is based in Sudbury. Adam Francis Proulx (he/they) is a theatre artist originally from Sault Ste. Marie and currently based in Tkaronto. Together, these two theatre artists and storytellers are Oshkaabewisag (helpers) for Project Nishin Niizh, a virtual theatre project. This is the second edition of Project Nishin, which emerged out of the pandemic with the partnership of Fringe North.

Featured Artists:

• Lisa Marie Naponse

• Lois Apaquash

• Sandra McFarling

• Luca McCauley

• Jordan Fiddler

• Zachariah Highgate

Partner Biographies:

Fringe North works to support creation and collaboration between artists and creatives, while building community in strong and meaningful ways. Fringe North strives to connect artists with audiences, youth with mentors, creatives with community, and to increase access to the arts for all. Fringe North offers an annual festival that runs each August. Although our primary focus is theatre, the festival has expanded to include a multi-arts experience offering something for everyone. Fringe North is located in Bawaating, the area known as Sault Ste. Marie, and the traditional lands of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Michif Piyii, territory covered by the 1850 Robinson-Huron Treaty as part of the Upper Canada Treaties.

The Sault Ste. Marie Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization facilitated by the Sault Ste. Marie & 49th Field Regiment R.C.A. Historical Society for the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and the District of Algoma, as well as visitors to the community. A management Board of Directors oversees the operation of the Museum. The museum was opened in 1983 by the Society under an agreement with the City of Sault Ste. Marie for the use of the “Old Post Office” building.



Ontario Culture Days

The Ontario Culture Days Festival is an annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage taking place each fall. The Ontario Culture Days Creatives in Residence programs aim to let people in on the artistic process, as we highlight and share the work of creatives from across the province.


This event is part of a hub:

Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub

Art Gallery of Algoma Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Please come and join us as we celebrate Culture Days 2022. The Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Corridor Hub highlights the diverse events celebrating arts, culture, and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie! This Hub is a part of the Ontario Culture Days...