Indigenous Artist Award

Celebrating and supporting individual Indigenous artists and collectives.

Toronto Arts Foundation’s 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. In addition to the prize money, the 2021 recipient will receive a complimentary week long stay at Valleyview Artists Retreat.

On this, the inaugural year of the award, the first recipient is Greg Staats. Our congratulations to Greg Staats and the Toronto Arts Foundation. Read the announcement about the award at:…/celebrating…

We would like to thank Cynthia Lickers-Sage (@cyn_sage) and Joseph Sagaj (@josephsagaj), who were also finalists of the award.