7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart , Photo By: Paul Joseph

Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program

Celebrating the Next Generation of Northwest Coast Artists

The Bill Reid Gallery understands the importance of continuing Bill’s vision. We honour his legacy by supporting young Indigenous artists and curators through the Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program.

In 2019, we named this initiative after the Gallery’s Honourary Patron, Chief James Hart in recognition of his dedication to working with emerging artists. Chief James Hart embodies the spirit and vision for this program as an extraordinary role model and mentor to young Indigenous artists.

Bill Reid inspired many artists throughout his life and career, most notably those he mentored. Sharing his knowledge with young artists was an important part of his life. 

Make it possible for us to present exciting exhibitions and programming by joining our generous community of supporters. There are many ways you can get involved!

EXHIBITIONS

With your support, we can provide opportunities to emerging Indigenous talent, helping jump start their careers, expand their expertise and build their profiles as artists and curators.  View Exhibitions

PROGRAMS

With your support, we can help young artists reach new and diverse audiences by showcasing their work in hands-on demonstrations, artist talks and performances. View Programs

Mentorship plays an essential role in the intergenerational transmission of cultural and artistic knowledge. Many of the artists Bill Reid mentored, including Chief James Hart, are now mentors themselves. Bill’s commitment to young artists helped promote Northwest Coast art as a thriving art form and strengthened the cycle of intergenerational learning.

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Join us in supporting emerging talent by making a contribution. Consider becoming a monthly donor which provides us with sustainable revenue year-round. Your monthly donation will directly support our ability to mentor young Indigenous curators, highlight emerging talent in our exhibitions, and host programs led by young and inspiring voices.
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The Bill Reid Gallery is a registered charitable organization.
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HAW’AA | THANK YOU 

The generosity of the Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program Partner help make it possible for young Indigenous artists and curators to present innovative exhibitions and offer education programs that honour Bill Reid's legacy and continue to promote awareness of the diverse Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast.

We are very grateful to the RBC Foundation for its lead support of the Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program. The generous support from RBC Foundation and from our annual donors help make this program possible. Learn More

Chief 7idansuu James Hart Emerging Artist Program Partner    

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