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Gen7 Fuel is once again working to shine a spotlight on Indigenous Peoples in Canada, this time by engaging with the art community. The Gen7 Fuel Indigenous Artists Program will provide a platform to celebrate various First Nation, Métis, and Inuit traditions, culture, and communities.
“I can’t wait to see the submissions we receive for our Gen7 Fuel Indigenous Artists Program! I’ve always been amazed by all the different Indigenous art forms; each nation’s art is so unique and beautiful,” says Abby McLeod, Gen7 Fuel Manager of Community Programs and part owner of Gen7 Fuel Jocko Point, North Bay. “I’m excited to work on this project and empower artists in our communities.”
Calling All Indigenous Artists
Throughout the year, the Gen7 Fuel Indigenous Artists Program will accept online submissions for original artwork to feature in various Gen7 Fuel campaigns. A panel of judges will be selected to determine the winning design, and the artist will be featured in an online campaign showcasing their talent. The winning artist will be compensated for their design and retain all rights to their artwork.
Artists of all ages can submit pieces to the Indigenous Artists Program. There is a maximum of three entries per campaign. Submissions from a variety of artistic mediums will also be accepted including, but not limited to, photography, digital art, mixed media, drawing and painting.
McLeod feels passionately about celebrating Indigenous artists and their work because she knows the true impact art can have. “As an artist myself, I can appreciate all the hard work and cultural significance behind these pieces. There’s a strong sense of pride when I’m beading or working with leather because I feel connected to my ancestors. These art techniques have been passed down for generations, and I think that’s incredibly powerful.”
Submissions open today for the very first Gen7 Fuel Indigenous Artists Program campaign calling for an original t-shirt design for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. The winning design will be featured on t-shirts sold in all Gen7 Fuel stations, where all proceeds are donated back into Gen7 communities.
For the full overview of the Gen7 Fuel Indigenous Artists Program, the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation campaign, and to submit your artwork please visit gen7fuel.com/art-program/.
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