Nominations for Toronto Arts Foundation Indigenous Artist Award are now open!

Toronto Arts Foundation Indigenous Artist Award is a $20,000 cash prize, with a professional artist, mentor/Elder or mentee/protégée designated by the Award Recipient receiving $5,000, and finalists receiving $2,000. The award recognizes an Indigenous professional artist or artist collective working in traditional or contemporary practices and who have contributed significantly to arts and culture in Toronto and have demonstrated an ongoing association with Toronto. In addition to the prize money, the 2023 recipient will receive a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat.

Visit the link below to learn more about the Indigenous Artist Award and to nominate:

Deadline to nominate: July 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Original Artwork by Rebecca Baird.

Artist Statement: A Time Within A Memory, 1993 Sweetgrass, deer hide, seed bead and porcupine quills, 1.2 m in circumference. Collection of Global Affairs. Work by Rebecca Baird, with the guidance of Bkejwanong traditional sweet grass basket and makers Barbara Kiyoshk, Mavis Kiyoshk, Sharon Kiyoshk-Burritt and Adele Altiman.