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Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office Announces Call for Logo Design Contest

Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office Announces Call for Logo Design Contest


In Feb 2018, the Indigenous Film Office issued an invite to all Indigenous artists to submit their design ideas for the office’s official logo, with the selected artist receiving compensation for their work.

The intention of this call was to make participation accessible to all Indigenous artists, regardless of previous design work and experience.

Since the call, I have been informed by esteemed members of the design community that the conditions of the call as they are do not protect the integrity of an artists’ labour and the design profession, and are contradictory to the No Spec policy supported by Canada’s Professional Association for Design and other graphic design organization.

In light of this and to maintain the integrity of the work artists do, The Indigenous Film Office is revising its original call.  Indigenous artists are invited to submit their previous work for consideration and final designers/artists will be selected from applications received to design the Office’s official logo.

Artists that have submitted their design ideas to date, as per the original call, will be contacted directly by the Office and will be compensate for their work.

Jesse Wente

Important Details

  • Submission Deadline: March 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Age Requirement: 19+
  • Submission Instructions: Please submit pervious work samples/portfolio via email and a 250 word artist statement in PDF or Word Doc (Cloud hosting or File Sharing programs will NOT be accepted)
  • Contact Email:
  • Winner Announced by: April 1, 2018
  • Remuneration: $2,500 CAD

Jesse Wente, Director of the newly launched Indigenous Screen Office, today announced a call to Indigenous artists to submit their design ideas for the organization’s official logo.

Artists are invited to submit their designs and an accompanying artist statement of 250 words byMarch 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. Submitted designs should represent the name and mandate of the Indigenous Screen Office as well as the variety of screen industries. The design must also work across a variety of mediums and applications.

Selected artist will be notified by April 1 and will receive monetary compensation for their work. To apply, email a JPEG image of the design and an artist statement to

The Indigenous Screen Office was announced by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, at the Banff World Media Festival in June 2017. The Office’s mandate is to support Canadian Indigenous screen-based industry through the development, production and marketing of Indigenous content.

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Telefilm Canada, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) collaborated to support the Indigenous Screen Office. Associated partners include Bell Media, the Harold Greenberg Fund and VICE Studio Canada.


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