Outreach Programs


Urban Access is a program designed to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal people living in urban areas to access and explore traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art forms and materials. The intergenerational participants will reflect a diverse representation of our urban Aboriginal community.
The program focuses on developing, promoting and perpetuating cultural material practice and technical skills. Participants will explore and apply their own cultural context to the design of their projects. The tangible outcomes include a diverse range of objects created from traditional and contemporary materials including : Drum Making, Cedar Basketry, Beadwork, Moose Hair Tufting, and Printmaking.
Urban Access will be hosted in the Emily Carr Aboriginal Gathering Place and is dedicated to promoting Aboriginal identity in a respectful, safe, and culturally welcoming venue that reflects Aboriginal philosophies and values.

Applications are open to Aboriginal applicants aged 15 and over.

With the reduced covid restrictions, we are able to offer two smaller week long workshop program with each having up to 6 participants this summer 2021.

Applicants accepted into Urban Access will be required to commit to the full program and attend all planned activities, workshops and field trips: 10 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday. 

2021 Applications can be emailed (spickering@ecuad.ca) or faxed ((604) 844-3089) by June 9th, 2021…extended till June 11th, 2021.

2021 UrbanAccess Application