Indigenous Artist Award | $20,000 cash prize

Nominations now open!

The 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 2022 recipient will receive a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artist Retreat. 

Nominating an artist, collective or organization is easy, and offers a vote of confidence for those who are doing great work through the arts! Both awards accept self-nominations. 

To submit a nomination, visit the Toronto Arts Foundation Nomination Portal:

Eligibility guidelines can be accessed on the award web pages, attached, or can be found in the Nomination Portal. 

The deadline to submit a nomination for the above awards is July 18, 2022. 

To learn more about our awards, vist the Awards section on our website.