Call for Nominations for Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Do you know a remarkable Canadian artist who deserves to be recognized? Honour them for outstanding artistic achievement and contributions by nominating them for a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Nomination deadline: June 15, 2015.

The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts. The awards were created in 1999 through a partnership of the Canada Council for the Arts and the then Governor General of Canada, Roméo LeBlanc, who committed Government House to hosting the gala ceremony to honour the winners at Rideau Hall, in perpetuity. The Canada Council funds and administers the awards.

Up to eight awards are given annually:

  • up to six awards of $25,000 each are available for distinguished artistic achievement in the visual (including architecture and photography) and/or media arts
  • one award of $25,000 is presented as the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts
  • one award of $25,000 is given to recognize the outstanding contribution to the visual arts (including architecture and photography), media arts or to fine craft of an individual or group in a volunteer or professional capacity, through philanthropy, board governance, community outreach activities, or as a director of an organization, curator, programmer, educator, critic or dealer/distributor.

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They do not need to currently reside in Canada.

Nominees must be living as of the June 15 nomination deadline.

Click here for full details and nomination guidelines. 

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