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Art can be a powerful tool to educate, advocate and inspire. Given the climate and biodiversity crises, we need the ingenuity and creativity of artists more than ever to help meet the profound challenges we face. The inaugural Rewilding Arts Prize will celebrate artists who are using artistic means to creatively visualize and bring attention to issues of rewilding in our lives and communities.

The 2022 Rewilding Arts Prize is being presented by the David Suzuki Foundation and the competition is open to artists and groups in Canada. Selected artists will be awarded $2,000 and their artwork will be profiled and shared by the David Suzuki Foundation and Rewilding Magazine.

The first Rewilding Arts Prize recipients will be chosen by a jury of artists, including visual artist, author and advocate Christi Belcourt; printmaker and visual artist Edward Fu-Chen Juan; visual artist and educator Charmaine Lurch; visual journalist and author Sarah Lazarovic and multidisciplinary street artist Nick Sweetman.

Who can apply?

Applicants for the Rewilding Arts Prize must live in Canada and be at least 18 years of age. Arts groups and collectives that apply must have a primary applicant who lives in Canada and is 18+. We encourage artists of any gender, ethnicity or ability to apply.

The submissions must include original works of art and can be any medium, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, illustration, mural, photography, video, landscaping, architecture and textiles.

We invite artists to submit work relating to the theme of Rewilding Communities. This theme is open to artists’ interpretations. Members of the Rewilding Arts Prize jury (below) will select the successful applicants.


To apply for the Rewilding Arts Prize, please fill out the form below. The deadline for applying is November 29, 2022. For more information, please contact Jode Roberts, manager of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Rewilding Communities program at [email protected].

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