Indigenous Artist Award

Sponsored by TD Bank Group, the Indigenous Artist Award was established in 2020 in partnership with the Calgary Public Library’s residency program and aims to recognize the contribution of Indigenous artists, craftspeople, and Knowledge Keepers to Calgary. 

In response to the calls of action in The City of Calgary’s White Goose Flying report, the award seeks to honour Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural understanding, perspective-taking, and communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

The $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to an Indigenous artist selected by a committee of Indigenous community members and artists, TD representatives and library employees. The award winner will also receive a three-month paid residency at the Calgary Public Library.

*Calgary Public Library manages the selection process for this award and residency according to the criteria and process developed through consultation with the Indigenous community. Visit for more information.

Recipient for 2023: Kristy North Peigan
Previous Recipients: Alberta Rose Williams (2021), Danielle Piper (2022)

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