The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 9:30am
Online Event: 

About The Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest

Open to students from Grade 7 through Grade 12, the Canadian Art Inspiration Student Contest invites submissions of artworks inspired by or responding to leaders in Canadian art  history and major Canadian artworks. Applicants are encouraged to interpret this theme as broadly as they wish, and to  submit works in any media.

Apply online before March 31, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT.  

Awards will be announced in June of this year. Finalists’ artworks will be showcased in an online exhibition, and prizes will be awarded in different age groups (Grades 7 to 9; Grades  10 to 12), with $500 for first prizes and $250 for honourable mentions.

About the Art Canada Institute & Our Education Program

Launched in 2013, the Art Canada Institute is the only national institution whose mandate is to promote the study of an inclusive multi-vocal Canadian art history to as broad an audience as possible, in both English and French, within Canada and internationally. The ACI works with more than fifty of Canada’s leading art historians, curators, and visual culture experts. We are creating a central digital resource to tell the world about Canada’s most important works of art: we function as an online art museum, a digital library, and an interactive Canadian art encyclopedia. Our teaching resources are interdisciplinary, and each of our expert-authored guides follows national education recommendations and is available in both French and English.


For more information about our  
programming & contest contact:

Jocelyn Anderson
Deputy Director
Emma Doubt
Editorial and Education Associate