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Call for Indigenous Art Writing Award

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5 Dec 2021


Announcement of winner and 2 runners-up: January 17, 2022

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Indigenous Art Writing Award

Presented by C Magazine and the Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones

We’re thrilled to launch the inaugural Indigenous Art Writing Award, an initiative created to support, compensate, and platform three standout individuals who are advancing critical and creative thought about Indigenous contemporary art. Indigenous writers in the first decade of their career are invited to submit a single text up to 2,000 words in length about an artist, project, exhibition, performance, event, initiative, theme, and/or phenomenon therein.

The winner will receive $1500 CAD; a spot in the winter 2021/22 Momus Emerging Critics Residency, to be led by Léuli Eshrāghi for an Indigenous cohort; editorial support to prepare their article for publication in the Spring issue of C Magazine; and, a two-year subscription. Each of the two runners-up will receive $1000 CAD; editorial support to prepare their article for publication in C Magazine; and a two-year subscription. All participants will have the option to request feedback on their submitted work, and receive a one-year subscription.

Applicants must identify as an Indigenous person. There are no geographical restrictions, although we strongly encourage those based in Canada to apply. Submissions should be primarily in English, but may include non-English words or phrases. For submissions entirely in another language, we require translations. The award will be adjudicated by ICCA staff, C Magazine editors, and an external juror: Adrienne Huard (they/them), who is a Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer Anishinaabe curator, writer, scholar, and performer. They are a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, Ontario, and born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are a former Editor-at-Large at national arts publication, Canadian Art magazine and are a co-founder of gijiit curatorial collective alongside their collaborator, Jas M. Morgan. In September 2020, they began the PhD-level program in Indigenous studies at University of Manitoba.

One submission per applicant. Please complete your submission to award-submission.cmagazine.com by December 5, 2021. Mail or fax submissions will not be accepted.

Please let us (editor@cmagazine.com) know if you require any accommodation during the application process. Note that measures will be taken to ensure that the identity of entrants remains unknown to adjudicators. More information for writers can be found on C Magazine.

The winner’s access to the Momus Emerging Critics Residency is supported in part by Momus, together with the presenting partners.