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Awards and Scholarships

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory Recieves Inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award

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The Inuit Art Foundation is pleased to announce Iqaluit, NU-based artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory as the recipient of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. Williamson Bathory is an established multi-disciplinary artist whose practice centres on uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dance) and also includes acting, curating, drum-dancing, music and writing. “Kenojuak Ashevak really opened new realms of imagination and new realms that…

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Virginia J. Watt Scholarship applications now open

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The Inuit Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the Virginia J. Watt Scholarship, revived this year. The scholarship was established in 1995 to support Inuit students through their post-secondary studies in Inuit arts and culture. This $2,500 award is designated for an Inuk student: Living and studying within Canada; Enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary institution or equiva­lent for the…

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Inuit Art Foundation Honours Kenojuak Ashevak’s Legacy with Launch of New Artist Award

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The Inuit Art Foundation Board of Directors launched the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Fund. Honouring one of Canada’s most legendary artists, this fund will finance a unique prize recognizing the contributions of artists from places such as Nunatsiavut, Nunavut, Nunavik and Northwest Territories. The first of its kind specifically for artists of Inuit heritage, the award will be granted every two…

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