CAGE 2019: Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building

May 2 – 4, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton

By establishing a new respectful relationship, we restore what needs to restored, repair what needs to be repaired and return what needs to be returned.

Summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

…reconciliation will always be an unfinished journey, and meaningful acts of reconciliation can only be achieved by working with those to who are owed redress, reparation and reconciliation.

Karine Duhamel, blog post Truth and Reconciliation: What’s Next, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, published August 2017

At the heart of any transformative engagement model is meaningful and sustainable relationship building. With a focus on strengthening connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, this year’s conference delves into what forms these relationships can take and how they impact and inform the work we do as Gallery Educators. By examining sites of mutual and respectful exchange and the capacities required in maintaining them, we commit to significant partnerships based in reciprocity and equal contribution. Finally, a look to succession planning within our sector, we ensure these relationships continue to grow and thrive.

Hosted at the Art Gallery of Alberta, located on Treaty 6 territory, this year’s CAGE symposium brings together leaders in indigenous curatorial and artistic practice, community engagement, education and academia that are breaking ground and setting the tone for transformative engagement both inside and outside the institutional framework. 

Delegates can expect three days of activity including: an inspiring keynote address, participatory workshops, topical case studies, networking opportunities and practical strategies for translating the BIG IDEAS into practice.

Please join us!

Schedule Highlights

Thursday, May 2, 2019: Keynote address by Dolleen Tisawi’ashii, Tour of the Art Gallery of Alberta, and Case Studies

Friday, May 3, 2019: Speaker Tara Kappo, Tour of the new Royal Alberta Museum, and Case Studies

Saturday, May 4, 2019: Panel discussions with Michael Langan and Miranda Jimmy, “Hot Topics”, and final Case Study.