Art and music illuminate our lives, enriches our emotional world and act as a tool for deep learning. This is especially important in Indigenous communities, where art & music are fundamental to culture, sharing stories and communicating with the natural world. Art and music have the ability to transcend culture and language barriers and connect people at a core level.
The NATV AWARDS are the annual celebration of Indigenous artists, musicians and cultural practitioners worldwide, hosted by NATV and The Sinchi Foundation. The winner of the award receives an artistic grant dedicated to the creation of a work of art or community project.
DISRUPTIVE yet COLLABORATIVE
FUTURISTIC yet ANCESTRAL
RESPECTFUL yet NONCOMPLIANT
UNAPOLOGETIC yet HOPEFUL
The NATV AWARDS are focused on developing new audiences and raising awareness amongst the general public by recognising Indigenous artists & performers from around the world. Showing their connection to their native cultures from both traditional and modern world views.
Competition Opens November 1st 2021
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“The media, art world and creative industry are inherently white spaces that portray the world through the lens of the colonial mindset. It is my job, it is all of our jobs, to create glitches in the algorithms so that Indigenous perspectives can enter the mainstream.”
– Josué Rivas, 2020 competition judge