Our Programs

  • Ukraine-Heritage, Spirit and Future

    To mark its 20th Anniversary, and to help strengthen Ukraine’s cultural legacy, the Foundation announces a program of awards designed to recognize and celebrate exceptional talent in performing artists 35 years and under, by offering ten awards of $10,000 each to young Canadian performing artists of Ukrainian heritage and ten awards of $10,000 each to young Ukrainian citizens who have been recently displaced.

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  • Developing Artist Grants

    In an effort to foster excellence in new talent, the Foundation assists the most promising young Canadian performing artists enrolled in post-secondary educational or training institutions. Seven grants of $10,000 are awarded annually, one in each of the following performing arts disciplines: classical music (orchestral instrument), classical music (piano), classical vocal performance, contemporary dance, jazz performance, acting (English theatre) and acting (French theatre).

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  • The Hnatyshyn Foundation Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Fellowship in Conducting

    The Decker family and the Hnatyshyn Foundation, in collaboration with the Schulich School of Music created the Fellowship for young conductors to honour the late conductor Franz-Paul Decker and his wife, Christa, who both made a significant impact on the musical landscape in Canada and around the world.

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  • Mid-Career Awards

    The Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award of $25,000 is awarded annually to a Canadian mid-career artist who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in his or her body of work and who shows promise of outstanding artistic achievement in the years ahead.

    The Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence of $15,000 is awarded to a Canadian mid-career curator of contemporary visual art in recognition of his or her contribution to the advancement of the contemporary visual arts in Canada.

    Artists and curators cannot apply for these awards. An expert jury of arts professionals from across the country draws up the list of candidates and chooses the award recipients.

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  • The William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists

    The William and Meredith Saunderson (formerly Charles Pachter) Prize for Emerging Artists consists of three awards of $5,000 each to support a young emerging visual artist whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada.

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

    TD Canada TrustThe 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 are 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.

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  • The Hnatyshyn Foundation – Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency

    The Hnatyshyn Foundation – Fogo Island Arts Young Curator Residency provides an opportunity for a young Canadian curator to work in residence at Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary arts venue in Newfoundland, for one month.

    During the residency, the successful candidate will work closely with Fogo Island Arts staff and international artists-in-residence, and provide a presentation to the community. The candidate will also be given an opportunity to contribute to exhibitions and publications curated by Fogo Island Arts.

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  • The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency (2015-2018)

    The Emerging Atlantic Artist Residency provided one emerging visual artist from Atlantic Canada the opportunity to create new work within the inspiring surrounds of The Banff Centre over a period of eight weeks.

    The vision of this residency program was to strengthen cultural connections between eastern and western Canada, and to assist in building the skills necessary for emerging Atlantic artists to be successful in their careers.

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  • Indigenous Art Awards (2017)

    REVEAL Indigenous Art Awards honoured Indigenous Canadian artists working in all artistic disciplines. The comprehensive program of awards and promotional activities, including 150 cash awards of $10,000 each were awarded in 2017, to fuel the creation of new artistic works and leave a lasting cultural legacy.

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