Artists of our Nations – A Squamish & Lil’wat Artist Directory

Project Purpose

To build an online resource that exposes and supports emerging and established artists from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s online audience.

FAQ – What Artists Need to Know

Where will the directory be?

On SLCC.ca

What other artists will be featured?

All Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation members who sell their artistic/artisan creations are welcome to participate. This includes emerging and established artists and artisans, creative sector workers, culinary, mixed media, botanists, etc.

How does the SLCC choose who gets to be featured?

This project has been made possible by a grant that is funding an artist directory for Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation artists. As such, any artists featured must be Nation members, or living on nation land.

Why should I participate?

This directory will help you get in front of more people to share your craft. The SLCC regularly fields inquiries about artists from Squamish and Lil’wat, so this platform will help get your name to those looking for you!

Does this mean I will get featured in the SLCC Gift Shop and Exhibits?

The SLCC is always looking for new work to feature in the Gift Shop, and for creatives too share their practices with our guests and the Indigenous Youth Ambassadors. While this directory doesn’t guarantee placement in the Gift Shop or Exhibits, it will help keep you top of mind for new projects.

Is there a charge?

Nope – this is a complimentary service

Can I sell my work through this directory?

The first phase of the directory is informative only: photo, bio, and how to contact you. If you offer online retail, you can definitely include your link to be featured on your profile.

What information do I need to provide?

Your name, contact information, a biography, and portrait photo.

Images of your work can be submitted, too.

Where do I sign up?

Complete this online form and submit any images you would like included to:

Lil’wat Nation: alison.pascal@slcc.ca

Squamish Nation: allison.burns@slcc.ca

Why are all the probing questions on the form (Questions 6 - 10) mandatory?

The information collected in this form will be compiled to represent you in the artist directory on SLCC.ca. Along with your name, email and website, the last five questions will inform your biography describing who you are to directory users.

A biography provides basic information about an artist’s career and artistic endeavours. It incorporates the artist’s history of where they came from and how life events have shaped their practice. Major influencers should be noted (such as mentors or education and training), along with participation in projects, exhibitions, or productions. A biography can also touch on what motivates and inspires an artist’s pursuit of their craft.

Other questions

If you still have unanswered questions, please contact your Nation’s representative for this project to discuss further:

Lil’wat: Mixalhítsa7 Alison Pascal alison.pascal@slcc.ca

Squamish: Cheximiya Allison Burns-Joseph allison.burns@slcc.ca

Release of Liability

The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a thriving cultural centre that celebrates the richness of our two distinct nations. Located in a year round world class resort, we are proud to represent our cultures to the world both on site and online.

The Artists of our Nations Artist Directory is a new initiative that exposes and supports emerging and established artists from Squamish Nation and Lil’wat Nation in an equal way to the SLCC’s online audience. By participating in this directory, artists and artisans agree that the SLCC is not liable for relations and agreements created as a result of this resource. This platform remains a space of equal opportunity, sharing, and relationship building; what springboards beyond this space is an exciting new relationship for artists, artisans, and third parties alike.

Squamish & Lil’wat Artist Directory Application Form