The Inuit Art Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA). The award is open to mid-career and established Inuit artists working in visual and performance-based practices.
Established in 2014 to honour the life and work of the late Kenojuak Ashevak, CC, ON, RCA (1927–2013), the award is a bi-annual prize, created to support the practice of an Inuk artist. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000. New in 2021, a shortlist of up to three additional artists will be named, each receiving a prize of $3,000. The winner and shortlist will be announced in September 2021.
The IAF invites nominations from artists directly, as well as professional acquaintances including curators, gallerists, writers, critics, fellow artists and others in relevant fields, in support of an Inuit artist’s practice. Individual artists are encouraged to self-nominate if they wish to do so. All KAMA applications will be assessed by an external jury of Inuit arts professionals.
Deadline: Friday, June 25 2021 @ Midnight EST
Award Amount: $10,000 to winner; $3000 to each of the three (3) shortlisted artists
We will also accept nominations through the following platforms:
Fax – 647-498-6995
Email – [email protected]
Mail – Please mail to:
Inuit Art Foundation
1655 Dupont Street
*Please note – if you are mailing your nomination via Canada Post or courier service that we ask you do so well in advance of the June 25 deadline, as delivery times have been significantly delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All mailed submissions should either include printed materials or materials saved to a USB drive. Mailed materials will not be returned.
Oral Submission - in an effort to increase accessibility of nominations we will accept recorded oral submissions. Oral submissions will be transcribed by the IAF
Nominations in all forms will be accepted in English and Inuktitut. All necessary translations will be provided by the IAF.