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Emerging Digital Artists Award

The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s award for critical experimentation in digital media, proudly presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video. Launched in 2015, the award celebrates the contributions of artists working exclusively in virtual space.

This award is designed to foster experimentation in the work of emerging artists and create opportunities for those working in digital media in Canada. Submissions must take the form of digital art, defined as a screen-based artwork that demonstrates an engagement with digital technologies in the process of its creation. Artwork must also have a visual component and stand on its own when viewed on a single screen or projection (i.e., if the work is part of a larger installation). Digital submissions may include, but are not limited to, images, videos, animations, and GIFs; websites, games, and applications; and augmented and virtual realities.

Five artists will each be awarded a $5,000 prize, one of whom will also earn a spot in Trinity Square Video’s 2022 Themed Commission residency program.

Emerging artists who are residents of Canada are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2021. Visit the EDAA website to review the guidelines and procedures.