Indigenous Art Centre

Indigenous Art Collection

Program Summary

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:

  • new media
  • painting
  • basketry
  • beadwork
  • carving
  • drawing
  • printmaking
  • textiles
  • mixed media
  • photography

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

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

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Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Application Deadline

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

Contact Information

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