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Congratulations to the Longlist Recipients of KAMA 2023!

A red, yellow, and black graphic image of an owl in the style of Inuit art, created by artist Ashevak Kenojuak.
In February 2023, the Inuit Art Foundation and WAG-Qaumajuq announced the Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award (KAMA) longlist recipients!

KAMA is a biennial prize that supports mid-career Inuit artists working across all media by facilitating opportunities for artistic development and career growth. This is the only award of its kind for Inuit artists, helping them to achieve global recognition and offer access to critical platforms to make and display their work.

This year marks a momentous expansion of KAMA, thanks to the significant investment of RBC Emerging Artists, including the introduction of the longlist. This longlist of ten artists will receive: $2,500, mentorship, and promotion in a catalogue distributed worldwide with the Inuit Art Quarterly spring issue.

In May, five artists are shortlisted, receiving $5,000 and their work will be showcased in an exhibition at WAG-Qaumajuq.

The winner will be announced in the fall and they receive $20,000 and a residency the following year. The winner’s art is featured in a solo exhibition with a catalogue, and an artwork by the winning artist is acquired to the WAG-Qaumajuq collection.

We’ll update you throughout the awards process — stay tuned for more exciting announcements!

Meet the Artists

Manasie Akpaliapik Manasie Akpaliapik Deantha Edmunds Deantha Edmunds Billy Gauthier Billy Gauthier Glenn Gear Glenn Gear Maureen Gruben Maureen Gruben Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona Gayle Uyagaqi Kabloona Gloria Inugaq Putumiraqtuq Gloria Inugaq Putumiraqtuq Kablusiak Kablusiak Ningiukulu Teevee Ningiukulu Teevee Couzyn van Heuvelen Couzyn van Heuvelen

One thought on "Congratulations to the Longlist Recipients of KAMA 2023!"

Heather M. Beecroft says:

Fabulous line up of artists!!!
Congratulations to each of them!!!!!
Good Luck!!!!!

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