Call for art submissions by Indigenous artists in Canada

Date: Feb 27, 2018

Image: David Kanietakeron Fadden
The Three Shouts, 2012
acrylic on canvas
124 x 129 cm

The Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) Indigenous Art Centre invites Indigenous artists to apply to the peer juried Indigenous Art Acquisition Program 2018-2019, as outlined in this call for submissions.

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:

  • basketry
  • beadwork
  • carving
  • drawing
  • painting
  • print
  • textiles
  • mixed media
  • photography

The Indigenous Art Centre also has more than 40 years of experience in promoting the art of Indigenous artists in Canada and abroad through:

  • its art institution lending program
  • international projects
  • research facilities for national and international scholars and curators

Eligiblity and how to apply

Visit the INAC website for eligiblity requirements and instructions on how to apply.


The deadline to submit is April 30, 2018. 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, 2018-19
Indigenous Art Centre
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 rue Wellington, Room 928
Gatineau QC  K1A OH4
Phone: 819-994-1262
Fax: 819-953-0165