#Paprika21 Opening Party

Join us in celebrating the opening of the 21st Festival by sharing food and drink with the community in the Daniel Spectrum Courtyard, featuring a short outdoor concert by Paprika alum Rebecca Hope.

This event is double billed with the Indigenous Arts Program Sharings on May 17. In their pieces, artists explore themes of connection, community, and land relationships, and we welcome you to join the conversation! Folks are invited to interact with guiding questions from the Indigenous artists on their way into the Aki Studio, for a night of readings, dance, and discussion with this year’s multidisciplinary IAP cohort.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Toronto Artscape Inc.

#Paprika21 Opening Party

  • RUN TIME: 1 hour, followed by a 1.5 hour IAP sharing
  • Performer: Rebecca Hope
  • Hosted By: Keshia Palm and Julia Dickson


250-585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall



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Rebecca Hope

Rebecca Hope

Rebecca Hope (she/her) is Algonquin First Nations and an award winning Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist from Pembroke, Ontario. In 2019, she graduated from the University of British Columbia in English Literature and Creative Writing and now works as a performer for a talent agency in Toronto. She won the Live Performance category of the Canadian Songwriting Competition, worked with Buffy Sainte-Marie as an artist-in-residence with Creative Native and Ryerson University, is currently writing a play/musical with support from the Paprika Festival Indigenous Arts Program, and is working on the release of her first single on all platforms in June 2021. Rebecca’s goal is to inspire and empower others to tell their truth, own their power, and chase their dreams.