Indigenous Voice Artists

  • Call for submissions
  • Canada

Website National Film Board & imagineNATIVE

deadline: August 24, 2019

Raise Your Voice: NFB & imagineNATIVE launch call for Indigenous Voice Artists. Calling all Hip Hop, Rap, Spoken Word Artists, Poets, Singers, Audio Storytellers, and Podcasters.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival are partnering for the eighth annual Digital Project Prize.

This year we’re inviting Indigenous voice artists to apply to create something new, a digital or interactive experiment. Your project can be anything: a new kind of music video, a live performance, or even an application for your phone.

Whatever you come up with, it will be based on the words and voices of Indigenous artists. You will bring your idea into life with a team of creatives assembled with the NFB and imagineNATIVE.

The completed project will be exhibited and performed at the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival in 2020, and distributed online.


Who can apply

  • Submissions are accepted from across Canada and should be in English.
  • Aspiring or established Indigenous voice and sound artists (hip hop artists, rappers, singers, poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, or lyricists….)

  • You must be a Canadian citizen and Indigenous

  • Participants must be able and prepared to work from November 2019 to October 2020. The project must be completed in the one-year allotted time frame, with the aim to be presented during the 21st edition of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in October 2020.


How to apply

Submissions must be sent to before August 24, 2019 and include:

1. Your Pitch

  • Format of your pitch is open: it can be a two-page document, a short video or audio recording.
  • Tell us about you and the work you do.
  • Share your project idea, if you have one, If you don’t, that’s okay too.
  • What is your motivation for participating in the digital project prize?

2. Your bio and a CV
3. Samples of your work

  • Two or three examples (online accessible links) of previous relevant work. Please ensure your role is clearly stated.

4. On-Screen Protocols

    • Be prepared to describe your connection to the idea or story in keeping with the On-Screen Protocols and Pathways Guide in a follow-up phone call (link available in the Resources section below).

Our call for submissions is open until August 24, 2019.

To apply for this job email your details to