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Deadline: August 16, 11:59 PM EST

About: The Toronto Arts Foundation Indigenous Artist Award is a $20,000 cash prize, with professional artist mentor/Elder or mentee/protégée designated by the Award Recipient to receive $5,000. 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.

Established in 2021, the award is supported by K.M. Hunter Foundation. The award is presented every year at an event co-hosted by Toronto Arts Foundation and a Toronto arts organization with a mandate to support Indigenous artists.

Eligibility Criteria:

Individual Artists*:
• must be Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit)
• must have demonstrated an ongoing association with Toronto
• must have contributed significantly to the arts and culture of Toronto
• must be living at time of selection
• undergraduate & college students are not eligible to apply
• are not eligible to nominate or receive Toronto Arts Foundation awards while serving as an executive board member or staff of Toronto Arts Foundation or Toronto Arts Council

Collectives*:
• must be headquartered in Toronto and have a significant portion of its activity taking place in the city
• must have contributed significantly to the arts and culture of Toronto

Individuals and collectives may self-nominate for the award, but will require a letter of reference.

No person may be selected for more than one Toronto Arts Foundation award within any given year. No person may receive the same Toronto Arts Foundation award twice. This does not preclude a recipient from being considered for a different Toronto Arts Foundation award in the future.

Application Details.

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