The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s award for critical experimentation in digital media. The award consists of $5,000 for the winner, and $1,000 for four finalists, as well as a group exhibition.
Since 2015, the EDAA has been promoting artists working within virtual space, by seeking submissions that push us in new directions, and challenge us to see the world through a different screen.
Whether images, video, animation, GIFs, websites, games, apps, artificial and virtual realities, or holograms (that’s right, we’re hopeful), the EDAA is here to recognize it, support it, and help it grow.
Who We Are
The EDAA is proudly presented by EQ Bank* in partnership with Trinity Square Video.
EQ Bank provides state-of-the-art digital banking services. As a future-ready bank, fostering innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We firmly believe in the benefits of open banking, and continue to invest in technology that serves the changing and growing financial needs of Canadians.
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts. As video-based practices have become increasingly present across disciplines, Trinity Square engages artists and curators in critical investigations into the changing conditions of perception, materiality, and the virtual.
Digital innovation isn’t about enduring works of art, it’s about embracing change. Resisting the assumption that screen time lacks space for critical engagement, we’re excited to see where Canada’s emerging digital creatives take us next—and proud to support them as they lead the way.
*EQ Bank is a trade name and a trademark of Equitable Bank used under license. All rights reserved.