Programs / The Hnatyshyn Foundation - TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art and Emerging Visual Artist

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Deadline

Competition is now closed.

Overview

The Hnatyshyn Foundation - TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art and Emerging Visual Artist are given annually to support emerging curators and artists under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. Each year, one curator and one artist will be selected to receive an award of $10,000 each. The recipients may use the award toward the development of their curatorial or artistic practice at their own discretion. The recipients are selected by a jury of art professionals.

Eligibility – Emerging Curator

To be eligible to apply, candidates must

  • Be under age 35 as of December 31st of this year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Have curated a minimum of two exhibitions;
  • Demonstrate evidence of potential to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada;
  • Have a body of work that incorporates
    • Specialized training (not necessarily gained at an academic institution),
    • A public presence and peer recognition,
    • Thoughtfulness;
    • Relevance;
    • Exemplary selection of work;
    • Visual clarity;
    • Strong visual and contextual connections;
    • Audience engagement – methods, feedback, reviews;
    • Impact of exhibitions (on community, art world, curatorial practice).

Eligibility – Emerging Artist

To be eligible to apply, candidates must

  • Be under age 35 as of December 31st of this year;
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • Be a professional artist (see definition of professional artist below);
  • Be an emerging artist whose work demonstrates a strong potential to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada;
  • Have produced a body of work;
  • Have a history of public exhibition in a professional context;
  • Be recognized as a professional artist by his or her peers.
Definition of a professional artist

For the purposes of this program, a professional artist is an artist who:

  • has completed specialized training in the artistic field (not necessarily in academic institutions);
  • is recognized as a professional by his or her peers (artists or art professionals working in the same field);
  • is committed to devoting more time to his/her artistic activity or practice;
  • has a history of public presentation in a professional context.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://hnatyshynfoundation.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/34380.