Canadian Art has received three Digital Publishing Award nominations.
Two nominations are in the Best Arts & Culture Story category: for Raven Davis’s “My Mother Gave Me My IMFA—Indigenous Master’s of Fine Arts” and Mireille Eagan’s “A Road Trip with Christopher Pratt.” Both are personal, sensitive essays about the often-unexpected journeys taken by artists. Raven Davis is an Indigenous, mixed-race, 2-Spirit multidisciplinary artist and activist from the Anishinaabe (Ojibway) Nation in Manitoba. Davis’s work blends narratives of colonization, race, 2-Spirit identity and Anishinaabek language and culture. Mireille Eagan is curator of contemporary art at the Rooms in St. John’s.
One nomination is in the Best Online Video: Short category, for Byron Chan’s video on Toronto artist of Cree descent Kent Monkman. The video shows Monkman in his studio during a year in which his exhibition, “Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience,” toured the country, marking a critical response to celebrations of Canada’s sesquicentennial.
Congratulations to all the nominees.
Winners of the Digital Publishing Awards will be announced May 29 at a ceremony in Toronto. The full list of 2018 nominees can be found here.
Produced by the National Media Awards Foundation, the Digital Publishing Awards promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada—writers and editors, designers and developers, video and podcast producers, photographers and illustrators and many others. The DPA program recognizes, celebrates and promotes to a national audience the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media. The program is guided by a steering committee composed of industry leaders.