Sister to Sister is a collective based out of Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB) on Treaty 6 territory. Our main focus is on the artistic growth, healing and celebration of women and femmes of colour. We host three artistic showcases a year (March, July, November) with semi regular workshops and healing sessions.
At Sister to Sister we recognize the resilient and tireless leadership of 2 Spirit, queer, trans, and non-binary artists of colour through out history.
We recognize that to be a femme of colour and to be loud about your truth is a revolutionary act.
We recognize that in order to honour the agreements of Treaty, we must work diligently to rebuild honest and active love between the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of this land.
We understand that art is, and has always been the most effective avenue for healing.
Through "Spotlight" our quarterly artistic showcase we centre the art and experiences of women/femme identifying peoples; an attempt at balancing the scales and healing the root of what has caused so much dis-ease in the world.
At Sister to Sister we prioritize joy, solidarity, and the transformational art that has carried us for centuries.
Join us in reversing the tide and in reclaiming what has always been ours,In light, in love and in melanated magic
SISTER TO SISTER
Black Arts Matter is a multidisciplinary Black arts festival based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (edmonton, AB). Born out of the Chinook Series 2017, a two week festival of festivals put on by Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, Fringe Theatre Adventures, and Azimuth Theatre, BAM brought communities of all races, abilities and artistic tastes to their feet. Happening right in the heart of Black History Month, Black dancers, poets, musicians, theatre artists, educators and healers have shared their voice and proven the myth that Black artists “aren’t in Edmonton” is false. NASRA is the Festival Director of Black Arts Matter and looks forward to bringing in artists from across Canada as the festival enters its third year.