The imagineNATIVE Institute is a new department within imagineNATIVE that houses year-round professional development programs, events, and talks for Indigenous screen and digital content creators. The Institute also presents the Industry Days at the annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, including the popular Micro Meetings Networking event, the only dedicated market of its kind for Indigenous screen creators. Much of the Institute's year-round programming takes place in The Commons @ 401, a multi-purpose arts space including a gallery/screening room, located on the 4th floor of the historic 401 Richmond building in downtown Toronto. The Institute strives to provide Indigenous-led professional development opportunities, some of which will be open to international Indigenous applicants, that will address gaps within the industry.

Contact Us

For general Institute and program/event inquiries please contact Adriana Chartrand, Institute Manager, at achartrand@imaginenative.org

For digital and interactive Institute program/event inquiries please contact Meagan Byrne, Digital + Interactive Coordinator, at mbyrne@imaginenative.org

To donate to the Institute or inquire about corporate partnerships, please contact Tim Sidock, Manager, Corporate & Donor Initiatives, at tsidock@imaginenative.org