Indigenous Fashion Arts (IFA) is excited to announce the call for runway and marketplace applications is now open for the 2024 Festival. Applications from woman-identifying and 2SLGBTQ+ Indigenous individuals are prioritized. IFA is particularly interested in showcasing works that challenge perceptions of and celebrate Indigenous peoples and cultures, welcoming innovative and meaningful expression, design and craftsmanship. Indigenous Fashion Arts is committed to the advancement and empowerment of Indigenous artists and designers, connecting them and their work to diverse audiences and industries.
Until May 5, 2023, IFA Is accepting applications for its 2024 runway and marketplace programs from Indigenous artists, designers, art collectives and brands. Indigenous Fashion Arts (IFA) is a non-profit arts organization that sustains Indigenous practices in fashion, craft and textiles through designer-focused initiatives, public engagement and sector innovation.
We are committed to nurturing the deep connections between mainstream fashion, Indigenous art and traditional practice. Led by Indigenous women, we at IFA support each other and our communities to foster, illuminate perceptions of, and celebrate Indigenous cultures.
IFA’s most extensive program is the biennial Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival, presenting over 100 Indigenous artists and designers from across Turtle Island and worldwide in runway shows, a marketplace, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and art exhibitions.
Deadline: May 5, 2023
Fee: $20 per application
Festival Dates: May 30 – June 2, 2024
Festival Venue: Art Gallery of Ontario
Through the link above you will find the 2024 application guidebook and the application portal.
We seek innovative, creative and excellent works in fashion, craft and textiles to program, and we look forward to reviewing your application!