The UBC Museum of Anthropology Shop’s 8th annual Emerging Indigenous Artist Contest is now open. The competition welcomes any individual 15-25 years of age who identifies as Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit or Métis. We welcome international submissions as well.  Contest winners receive a $250 prize plus royalties from each t-shirt with their design sold and promoted at the MOA Shop for a year.

Full contest details can be found at:

The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2021.  

For context on the contest, it was created in conjunction with MOA’s 2014 award-wining exhibition Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth. The Contest is meant to provide space for young indigenous artists to share their story and showcase their art in a supportive and professional environment. The design Ha̱yulis tła̱n’s ma̱lkwa̱lał (We Will Always Remember), featured on this years poster was created by the 2020 winner, artist and activist, Coral Shaughnessy-Moon as a means to bring attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits. Other past winners have embodied many facets of what it means to be a young Indigenous artist today, read more about all of them here.

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