Module 3 Weblog: Post 5

http://www.beatnation.org/nyac.html

The Native Youth Artist Collective brings together Indigenous artists to showcase their work. Each of the artists involved can share their work on the website linked above. There are biographies so that visitors can learn about the artist and the message behind their work. The NYAC provides workshops for the artists so that they can try out different mediums and techniques.

NYAC works in conjunction with Beat Nation, an organization that brings together hip hop and Indigenous culture. They are focused on music, art and culture. Beat Nation recognizes a local movement that is centralized around hip hop in Indigenous communities. They took that focus and created this artist community where the message is about creating your own identity within a style, and telling your own story through art. I think curating art and artists like this is a really great way to foster growth and create a new community of individuals with like minded goals.

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