Sinchi Indigenous Artist Awards 2020 is now closed. Stay tuned for the results.

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.

How to Enter

This competition is focused exclusively on indigenous artists. SIAA 2020 is now closed for entries and our jury members are in the process of choosing a winner. Results will be published here by May 1st 2020.

Awards & Prizes

  • Winner
  • The overall competition winner will receive a grant of €2.000.00 through our Sinchi Fund for a community project of their choice
  • In-depth interview featured on press release distributed globally to international press
  • Promoted on our website and social media
  • Commended
  • Ten commended entries will be featured on press release and distributed globally to international press
  • Promoted on our website and social media

“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, 2019 competition judge