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Inuit Art Foundation

Established in 1987, the Inuit Art Foundation provides support to Canada’s Inuit arts communities and is the sole national body mandated to promote Inuit artists and art within Canada and internationally. The IAF is deeply invested in the rich history and tradition of Canada’s Inuit artistic expressions while actively contributing to the growth and development of these unique and diverse contemporary art practices. The IAF undertakes advocacy on behalf of Inuit artists and realizes a number of strategies aimed at enhancing the appreciation and interpretation of Inuit art. A volunteer, Inuit artist majority Board of Directors oversees the IAF.

The Watt Scholarship

The Watt Scholarship was established in 1995 and is awarded annually to two Canadian Inuit currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution with a demonstrated interest in art, history and culture. Each scholarship provides $2,500 to assist, support and encourage Inuit in their pursuit of post-secondary studies in Inuit art and culture.

Awards Criteria

Awards Category: Post-Secondary
Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1
Program of Study: Art History, Culture, or related fields
Level of Study: Any
Indigenous Affiliation: Inuit

The Watt Scholarship is distributed by Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program. Please follow the Apply Now button to be redirected to Indspire’s funding application.