Playwright, poet and essayist Daniel David Moses is the 2015 recipient of the Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award. Created in 2012, this award celebrates the work of Aboriginal artists and arts leaders who have made significant contributions to the arts in Ontario. The $10,000 prize will be presented at an event this summer.
The Ontario Arts Council Aboriginal Arts Award also honours the next generation of artists: each year, the award recipient is invited to nominate an emerging Aboriginal artist to receive a $2,500 prize. Daniel has selected actor, playwright and dramaturge Falen Johnson as this year’s emerging Aboriginal artist.