Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts
27 Mar 2009 - 21 Jun 2009
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Since the inauguration of the awards, more than 60 Canadian artists and prominent figures have been recognized for their distinguished career achievements. Each year, seven artists are acknowledged for excellence in fine or applied arts, performance, film, video, audio or new media. An individual or group is also recognized for outstanding contributions to the visual and/or media arts in a voluntary or professional capacity. The Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts became part of the Governor General’s Awards in 2007. Created by the Governor General and the Canada Council for the Arts, which funds and administers the prizes, these awards celebrate the imagination and continuing creativity of extraordinary individuals. Visit: www.canadacouncil.ca.