Photo by: Nadya Kwandibens / Artist: Celeste Pedri-Spade & Evan Ducharme Studio

2024 IFA Festival Call for Volunteers

Indigenous Fashion Arts (IFA) seeks volunteers for the fourth biennial Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival! Leading up to and during May 30 – June 2, 2024

The IFA Festival features fashion, craft, and textiles created by Indigenous artists and designers from Canada and worldwide. It will be held in downtown Toronto from May 30 to June 2, 2024. The Festival showcases four runway shows with 27 Indigenous designers, a marketplace with over 80 vendors selling unique Indigenous-made collections, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions that explore Indigenous-led fashion in creation, expression, entrepreneurship, and scholarship.

We are looking for volunteers to help in various aspects of the festival, including our Runway Shows, Marketplace, Industry events, Artist Receptions, hands-on Workshops, Panels, Guest Services and more.


IFA volunteers are essential to the success of our programs, including the biennial Festival. We will reciprocate your support by providing letters confirming your placement hours for educational or other requirements, tickets to runway shows and panels, access to special events or sponsor swag. You also gain access to one of Toronto’s rising marquee events!

Our online IFA Volunteer Information Center will be your one-stop location for signing up for shifts, checking your schedule, updating information, and receiving messages.

To apply, click on the link provided below. Be a part of the 2024 IFA Festival team!

Questions? volunteer@indigenousfashionarts.com


About Indigenous Fashion Arts
Indigenous Fashion Arts sustains Indigenous fashion, craft and textile practices through designer-focused initiatives, public engagement and sector innovation.

IFA’s primary activity is the biennial Indigenous Fashion Arts Festival. Our programming and initiatives illuminate perceptions of and celebrate Indigenous people and our cultures.

Through our work, we are committed to nurturing the deep connections between mainstream fashion, Indigenous art and traditional practice with amplified visibility of and led by Indigenous women.

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