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Eighth Generation - the first Native owned company to offer wool blankets - is looking for the next indigenous artist to design a wool blanket!
Every week, we receive emails from highly skilled indigenous artists interested in collaborating with us on a wool blanket. As much as we are honored by this interest, we just aren't able to say yes as much as we'd like to, so in 2017, we launched our first ever wool blanket design contest.
This contest both symbolizes our respect for these artists and ensures that we will help one new aspiring artist become an Eighth Generation blanket designer. This designer will add their work to a growing collection of more than fifty blankets, each designed by a Native artist and symbolizing how support for Native-owned companies leads to opportunity for Native people.
Check out this video to learn how you can apply, and help us spread the word about this creative opportunity by sharing it on Facebook or Instagram!
Eighth Generation's first wool blanket design contest produced two highly anticipated collaborations - the "Tribute" Wool Blanket with Jared Yazzie (Diné) of OXDX and the "Confluence" Wool Blanket with David Robert Boxley (Tsimshian). If you think you have what it takes to be the next artist to design a wool blanket with Eighth Generation, check out how you can apply below!
HOW TO APPLY:
Please note: when you submit your artwork, you are granting permission for us to share it, along with appropriate credit and your preferred website link, through our social media channels.
Deadline: March 17th, 2019 at Midnight. Finalists will be contacted for phone interviews.
$2,000 minimum - varies depending on qualifications and other factors.