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Halifax’s Nocturne festival curated by Indigenous artist for the first time ever – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201833 Views

For the first time in Nocturne’s 10-year history, an Indigenous artist, Raven Davis, curated the annual nighttime art festival.

The Anishinaabe artist was chosen after the Halifax-based festival partnered with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective.

“This is a giant step for Nocturne,” Davis told Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild.

According to Davis, there was a 50 per cent increase in applications to the Oct. 13 festival this year — the majority coming from Black, Indigenous and people of colour. She sees that as a “great success.”

“It means that there is 50 per cent more new artists, who maybe haven’t felt like they’ve been represented at these festivals, are coming out to make work.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/halifax-s-nocturne-festival-curated-by-indigenous-artist-for-the-first-time-ever-1.4865170

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