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Sobey Art Award – Events
April 15, 2020 Update
On April 15th, 2020, the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced the 2020 Sobey Art Award longlist. This annual award recognizes and supports emerging artists from across Canada. This year’s program will be altered temporarily in view of the current global pandemic and the resulting economic downturn.
Following the jury’s selection of the 2020 longlist, the Board of the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada leadership team shifted all major budgets associated with the public and celebratory functions of the annual program to the prizes budget in order to provide more financial support to all of the artists on the longlist.
For 2020, these 25 exceptional Canadian artists will be awarded $25,000 (CAD) each. Our commitment is to return to a juried annual award as soon as public health guidelines enable us to do so, but for this year the shortlist artists exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, the winners’ announcement gala and the international residencies program have been suspended.