Monday May 21, 2018
Up to $10,000
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May 21, 2018
Inuit Sanaguaqtiit Tunngavinga / Inuit Art Foundation
215 Spadina Avenue #400
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
The Inuit Art Foundation (IAF) is now accepting nominations of established Inuit artists for the 2018 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA).
Established in 2014 to honour the life and work of the late Kenojuak Ashevak, CC, ON, RCA (1927–2013), the award is a bi-annual prize, created to support an established Inuit artist in attending a residency or realizing a self-directed project with another professional artist, institution or organization within Canada. The successful recipient will be awarded up to $10,000 to be used in their pursuit of artistic growth.
The Inuit Art Foundation invites nominations from professional acquaintances including curators, gallerists, writers, critics, fellow artists and others in support of an established Inuit artist. Individual artists may also self-nominate if they wish to do so. All KAMA applications will be assessed by an external jury of arts professionals.
Eligibility will not be tied to pre-existing acceptance into a residency program. The IAF has compiled a shortlist of potential residency options, but applicants are not limited to these options and are free to propose their own projects and partners. Applications should clearly outline the initial scope for the project as well as a desired location, the potential benefits of that specific residency/organization/artist for the completion of the project and also the feasibility and impact of the project.
For thirty years, the IAF has been a vital resource for both Inuit artists and those who celebrate and support their work. Its core mandate is to promote and support Inuit artists across Inuit Nunangat and southern Canada through a wide variety of programming, including most recently the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. Through these initiatives, the IAF seeks to empower and support Inuit artists’ self-expression and self-determination while increasing the public’s access to and awareness of their work.