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ABOUT this space

WELCOME

 

Welcome to this curated space to celebrate, honour, and share local Indigenous arts and culture in the spirit of the Two-Row Wampum and Two-Eyed Seeing.

Through art and storytelling, visitors will learn more about:

  • the land and waterways; its history before and after Colonial contact

  • the Ancestors; before and after Colonial contact

  • the Canadian history of Residential Schools

  • Indigeneity; Reawakening and Resurgence

  • traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms and artists

Team

Janet Antone, Specialist, Cultivating Allyship


Janet Antone

Specialist, Cultivating Allyship

Janet is a proud member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames. She has always strived to be an impactful community member, doing her best to create positive change.

Janet is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program and the owner of Ms. Antone's Beadwork. She brings years of experience in arts administration, stage management, community outreach, and Oneida language revitalization to the London Arts Council.
 

Eunju Yi

Executive Director

Eunju (Post Graduate Diploma in Arts Management and BA in Theatre) is a dedicated arts administrator, inspiring arts educator & public speaker and creative storyteller.

 

Her extensive experience in Korea and Canada contributes to her unwavering support of the arts and culture internationally.

Jeremy Jeresky

Curator, Public Programs and Learning

Jeremy Jeresky has a background in visual arts, public art, and community arts practices. As Curator, Public Programs & Learning, Jeremy works with the arts community and many other communities to create conditions for the arts to flourish and be accessible for everyone. "The best part of my job, is that every day I get to see the difference that the Arts are making in people's lives" - Jeremy Jeresky

Michael Trudgen

Finance Administrator

Michael is a graduate of Fanshawe College in Business Accounting, and brings 17 years of accounting experience to the London Arts Council. When he is not counting beans, you may find him performing around London as a solo guitarist or along side Leanne Mayer.  Michael was chosen as the Forest City London Music Award for Fan Favourite 2021, 98.1Free FM’s Made in London 2017 for his then band With A Fox, and has been a part of the London Arts Live program since 2016.

Michelle Arnett

Coordinator, Operations and Communications

Michelle started in her role as the Coordinator of Operations and Communications at the London Arts Council in 2021, and has been assisting with operations and programming such as London Arts Live, the Poet Laureate projects, and our ARTiculate creative writing series since. She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Western University, and is a co-founder of Rose Garden Press through which she publishes handmade chapbooks featuring work by emerging and rooted Canadian writers. 

Rebekah Morrison-Wize

Officer, Development and Investments

Rebekah Morrison-Wize, since returning to her hometown of London in 2003, has dedicated herself to the London arts community within her position as Officer, Development, and Investments with the London Arts Council.

 

Rebekah holds a BFA Honours Degree in Dance from York University.  Living 20 years in Toronto, Rebekah worked with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Canada’s National Ballet School and Canadian Stage Theatre Company.


Asante Deluy

Coordinator, Arts Programs

Asante Deluy is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts Program, and studied Marketing at Western University.

Asante brings 5 years of professional experience in the Music Industry to the London Arts Council. Asante is excited to assist in curation of the arts in our city, with the goal of brightening up the city of London.


 

Collaborators

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Designer

Katie Wilhelm

Designer Katie Wilhelm continues to collaborate on this virtual space as a collaborator with the London Arts Council. Katie is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.

About the London Arts Council

 

The London Arts Council is committed to working in peace and healing with all Indigenous people. We work closely with the surrounding First Nations communities: Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee-Delaware Nation. This virtual space represents a commitment from the London Arts Council to foster relationship building, as the consensual sharing of knowledge concerning Indigenous history, culture, and philosophy is the first step in this process.

About the Project Funding

 

This project was made possible because of funding received through FedDev Ontario’s Canadian Experiences Fund. The Canadian Experiences Fund is a two-year national program to support communities across Canada in creating, improving or enhancing tourism products, facilities and experiences. Tourism London partnered with Chippewa of the Thames First Nation and the London Arts Council on this project. 

Ongoing support for this web space is provided by the City of London Culture Services.

Download the Indigenous Culture Card for London and Middlesex. 

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