AWG seeking local artists to design cultural medallion and pin

“As the Games take place on Treaty 8 Territory, ancestral and traditional land of the Cree, Dene and Métis peoples, it is important to the Host Society to honour and showcase our Indigenous heritage and the culture we proudly have in our region,”

 

 

The Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is inviting artists, designers and creative individuals living in the Wood Buffalo region to participate in a design competition to create a cultural medallion and culture pin.

The pin design should be inspired by the diversity of cultures of the region, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, while the concept design for the cultural medallion will reflect Wood Buffalo’s rich Indigenous heritage and the colour concept of the Medicine Wheel.

In addition to the sporting events, the Games will include a unique Cultural Village at the Snye Point Park and cultural performances from visiting contingents. The cultural medallion featuring the winning design will be awarded to these performers.

The design competition is open to individuals over 18-years-old who are living in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. The selection panel will choose one Indigenous artist for the medallion design and one artist for the culture pin. All winners will receive an honorarium and the selected designs will be reproduced by a professional fabricator.

Deadline to apply is March 4.

The Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games includes athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Russia (Yamal), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Northern Alberta and the Indigenous people (Sami) of Norway, Sweden and Finland.

 

Call for artists

---AWG seeking local artists to design cultural medallion and pin--- The Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is inviting artists, designers and creative individuals living in the Wood Buffalo region to participate in a design competition to create a cultural medallion and culture pin. The pin design should be inspired by the diversity of cultures of the region, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, while the concept design for the cultural medallion will reflect Wood Buffalo’s rich Indigenous heritage and the colour concept of the Medicine Wheel. Deadline to apply is March 4. Full story: https://bit.ly/3ctkn5t For more information and to apply visit: https://bit.ly/3czMGPN

Posted by Wood Buffalo 2022 Arctic Winter Games on Monday, February 1, 2021

 

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