Who is the Japanese Canadian artist?
If you’re asking this question of yourself or of a person you might consider submitting for a legacy profile in this directory, the answer is “We think we know, but maybe we don’t?” In other words, please answer the self-identification questions to the best of your knowledge and ability and this will help us here at the directory better define our answer as time goes along.
We include both artists who self-identify as Japanese Canadians and those whose work is meaningful to Japanese Canadian art in other ways. The questions we ask to assess this are: 1) Do you identify as Japanese Canadian? 2) If not, how do you describe your connection to the Japanese Canadian community?
Our editorial committee reviews each application and will get in touch with any questions.