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April 2023

Aanii, NIFFies!

artists for website etc.

We can't wait to see what our NIFF 2023 Artists have been working on come June!

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Meet Niffy!

Niffy is our beloved NIFF 2023 character, designed by NIFF board member Cherylanne James. Cherylanne is an Anishnaabekwe Visual Artist/Illustrator and professor from Chippewas of Rama First Nation. You will see Niffy on our promotional material this year. If you're interested in seeing more of Cherylanne's work, you can follow her page here.

fringe publicity

What are you doing on Tuesday, April 15 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM EST? Join us for a virtual Publicity Workshop with Damien Nelson to learn more about Fringe Publicity.

Damien Nelson is a press agent with 15 years of experience in marketing and communications in the arts sector. As a press agent, she works with Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto Fringe Festival, Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, CBC Podcasts, Toronto International Storytelling Festival, and more. She is also a producer for the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.

In 2018, Damien launched Want & Able, offering a robust roster of PR and consulting services for her creative clients. A proactive arts promoter known for being cooler than a cucumber, Damien’s razor-sharp instincts and accessible communication style make promoting your event a transparent and straightforward process.

We are thrilled to have Damien facilitate our Publicity Workshop. Email us at to register!

Check out this video that our Artistic Director, Joeann Argue created to spread awareness about NIFF!


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