Call for art submissions by Indigenous artists in Canada

Call for art submissions is now closed

The call for submissions for the 2020 to 2021 Indigenous art acquisition program is now closed. Submissions were accepted at the Indigenous Art Centre until September 8, 2020.

The Indigenous Art Centre and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) invite Indigenous artists to apply to the peer juried Indigenous art acquisition program 2020-2021, as outlined in this call for submissions.

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What is the Indigenous Art Collection?

The Indigenous Art Collection in Gatineau, Quebec is one of the most significant public art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada. Since the early 1960s, the Indigenous Art Centre has been collecting works by living artists to create a unique collection that represents the artistic practices of community-based and urban Indigenous artists throughout Canada.

The Indigenous Art Collection includes a variety of works by established, mid-career, and emerging Indigenous artists, such as:

The Indigenous Art Centre also has more than 50 years of experience in promoting the art of Indigenous artists in Canada and abroad through:

Eligibility criteria

Submission requirements


The deadline for submissions to be received at the Indigenous Art Centre was September 8, 2020. Late or incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Submissions or requests for more information can be sent by mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail to:

Indigenous Art Centre acquisition program, 2020-2021
Indigenous Art Centre
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington, Room 928
Gatineau QC K1A OH4
Phone: 819-994-1262
Fax: 819-953-0165

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