Programs

MIBA is proactive in providing programs that empower tribal people to continue practicing Maine’s oldest art form and sustain their own culture.

Master_Basketmaker_Kim_Bryant_and_apprenticeEducational Programs

MIBA’s inter-generational teaching programs; such as tribal community basketry workshops and traditional arts apprenticeships, ensure that ancient basket making traditions are handed down.

 

 

 

IMG_1668Environmental Programs

Conserving the ash and sweetgrass resources used in traditional basketry is central to our mission.

 

 

 

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Economic Programs

MIBA promotes sales of baskets to help tribal basket makers earn sustainable income, in the same way their ancestors have for nearly 200 years.

 

 

 

11._Master_Basketmaker_Sarah_SockbesonOther Programs

MIBA works with a variety of partners to collaborate on special projects and exhibitions through the year; that not only provide artist employment opportunities, but share and celebrate this historic and contemporary art form with the public.