elwood

Elwood Jimmy is originally from the Thunderchild First Nation in northwestern Saskatchewan. For over a decade, he played a leadership role in several art projects and organizations in his home province, most notably with centres Common Weal Community Arts and Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective. After moving to Toronto in 2012, he worked for a number of film festivals in the city including the Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, the aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, the 8 Fest, the imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival, the Regent Park Film Festival and the Images Festival. From 2014-15, he was the Administrative Director for Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, a community arts organization that works primarily with Toronto’s Indigenous community. As well, he programs for Bold as Love and Ombassin, multidisciplinary collectives that present new works by Indigenous artists and artists of Color throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He has curated exhibitions and events for a number of centres including the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Power Plant, A Space Gallery, Gallery, and the Dunlop Art Gallery, among others. He is currently the Program Coordinator for Musagetes, an international arts foundation that delivers programming in Canada and abroad.