Art and music illuminate our lives, enrich our emotional world and act as a tool for deep learning. This is especially important in indigenous cultures, where art & music are fundamental to culture, sharing stories and communicating their relationship with the natural world. Today, a global movement is forming in which many artists are using their art as an instrument for social change.

The Sinchi Indigenous Artist Awards (SIAA) is focused on developing new audiences and raising awareness amongst the general public by recognising such indigenous artists & performers from around the world. Showing their connection to their native cultures from both traditional and modern worldviews. Featuring music and performance to painting, photography and spoken word.

Winners & Commended

Honourable Mentions

Banner: Fragment from ‘Words at the Limbs/ Avatini Oqaatsit’ by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths.

“Music and art can explain things in a different way than words can, people will be more open to get the message through music and art.”

– Sandra Márjá West, 2020 competition judge