LETHBRIDGE, AB – The Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge is supporting the development of Indigenous student art with the Spirit Prize.
Applications are now open for the $2,500 cash award which will end up going to one First Nations student.
University alumnus, Terry Whitehead helped establish the the award.
Dr. Josie Mills, director and curator at the U of L Art Gallery, says this prize will provide extraordinary support for emerging artists studying in Treaty 7 territory.
All submissions will be assessed and selected by a committee.
Mills says this Spirit Prize will give a huge boost to elevating Indigenous artwork to the national stage.
Award selection will be made on the following criteria:
- Commitment to art practice
- Creativity and concept proposed
- Connection of art practice with Indigenous knowledge and perspectives
- Completeness and professionalism of submission
Students can learn more about the submission requirements and access the application at ulethbridge.ca/fine-arts/awards/spirit-prize.