Indigenous Artist Award, sponsored by TD Bank Group

Sponsored by TD Bank Group, the new 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 will manage the selection process for this award and residency according to the criteria and process developed through consultation with the Indigenous community.

Thank you for your interest.  Nominations are now closed.

Previous Recipients: Alberta Rose Williams (2021)

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