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Sobey Art Award
Canada’s most prestigious contemporary art prize.
Established in 2002, the Sobey Art Award aims to promote new developments in contemporary Canadian art and provide opportunities for artists, bringing them national and international attention.
The program represents a total commitment of more than $650,000 CA annually. This year it will present $240,000 in prize money — including a top prize of $100,000 for the winner. Each of the four finalists will receive $25,000, and the other longlisted artists will receive $2,000 each. In addition to monetary awards, three artists from the longlist will take part in the Sobey Art Award Residencies Program. Finally, one shortlisted artist will be selected by Fogo Island Arts to attend an annual residency.
The award’s 2020 long list of nominees will be announced on April 15, and the short list will be revealed on May 27.
Meet the 2019 Sobey Art Award Winner, Stephanie Comilang.
This year's selection of five finalists of the Sobey Art Award reflects the dynamic landscape of contemporary art in Canada, encompassing work that addresses political, social and environmental concerns.