About the Award
The Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA) is a biennial prize that supports the practice of an Inuk artist by facilitating opportunities for artistic development and career growth. Established in 2014 by generous members of the Inuit art community, this award honours the life and work of the late Kenojuak Ashevak, and her unparalleled contributions to the cultural life and arts of Inuit Nunangat and beyond.
An exceptional artist, pioneer, role model and leader in her field, Ashevak spoke often about the importance of encouraging future generations of Inuit artists. To honour this desire, KAMA provides funding to artists to expand their careers and reach new audiences.