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ULLUS receives AADA grant for organizations and collectives

Victoria with Founders Dr. Jeannette Armstrong and Richard Armstrong

Ullus is the proud recipient of the First Peoples' Cultural Council Aboriginal Arts Development Awards for organizations and collectives to evolve ULLUS' operational base into an artist run centre.

This grant allows ULLUS

  • Staffing for three (3) key positions:
    • Artistic Director;
    • 1 Visual Arts Coordinator &
    • 1 Traditional Arts Coodinator
  • to launch the inaugural syilx art & artist exhibition;

Syilx Art & Artist exhibition

showing our artwork syilx art and artist exhibition

k'wansxismentem i? sck'lq'aq't'tet - Showing Our Artwork Syilx Art & Artist
To the syilx mind art isn't about the art! It's about the life behind the art! Artworks weren't created purely for or from the imagination- each piece is a gift given to the syilx people to share their vision with the rest of the nation.

  • CURATOR: Artistic Director, Victoria Baptiste
  • PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Phyllis Isaac, BFA - Robyn Kruger, B.Ed - Mariel Belanger - Levi George - Cecilia Louis Ralston - Sheldon Louis
  • HONORARY ARTISTS: April Alexis, Ruby Alexis, Joyce Jack, Warren Hooley, Kaykaitkw Hall,

Victoria Baptiste completes internship and is appointed Artistic Director

Victoria with Founders Dr. Jeannette Armstrong and Richard Armstrong

In 2012, Victoria Baptiste had the rare opportunity to work hands on with and under the direct guidance of the En'owkin Centre and its Executive Director
and Finance Manager to understand the management, administration and partnering for an arts run facility. During the internship Victoria:

  • Created an operations plan, terms of reference & governance structure;
  • Developed a strategic plan, communications plan & artist/ resource database;
  • Updated Ullus to include professional Indigenous Artists of all disciplines;
  • Rebranded the collective and launched the official website!


Article - The Art of Ullus
Spring 2008 - okanaganarts.com

Article - Digging Deep From Memory
January 2006 - Kelowna Art Gallery

Article - Okanagan Artist Run Centres
undated - arcpost.ca

Article - Reel Rootz
March 2009 - NationTalk

Article - On Common Ground
June 2008 - Alternator Art Gallery

Article - Learning Through Crossing Lines: An Intercultural Dialogue
June 2008 - speakingmytruth.ca

Become an ULLUS Artist

In order for ULLUS to properly accommodate our artists, we ask all interested emergent, mid career and senior level professional Indigenous artists to download the application form and guidelines and return completed form to ULLUS Collective Artist Director at ulluscollective @ gmail.com

Disciplines include (but not limited to) Visual, Media, Music, Curriculum, Performance &Traditional Art


Limlemt! Thank you!

Sponsor Ullus Collective

  • Special Projects/ Events Sponsor an artist/ or art discipline, special project or the exhibition/ dissemination of a project/ program.
  • Production Contribute to or Sponsor the production of artworks from all art discilpines.
  • Capacity Building Ullus accepts cash donations & the donations of quality resources: (equipment in good working condition, studio/ creation/ performance space, etc...)
  • For more info contact ULLUS Collective Artist Director at ulluscollective @ gmail.com

Ullus Collective Links

  • En'owkin Centre The En'owkin is a dynamic institution, which puts into practice the principles of self-determination and the validation of cultural aspirations and identity.
  • OkanaganFirstPeoples.ca This web site gives others a chance to look at the syilx way of life from a traditional point of view.
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) was formed in 1981 as the inaugural First Nations government in the Okanagan which represents the 8 member communities including the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington, USA