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Sobey Art Award – Nominations
Nominations for the 2021 Sobey Art Award are now open!
All nominations will be reviewed by the curatorial jury panel, chaired by the National Gallery of Canada’s Director and CEO, Sasha Suda. The panel is composed of one distinguished representative from each of Canada’s five regions: the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies and the North, and the West Coast and Yukon, and also includes one international juror. They review all nominations and establish the long and short lists as well as the winner of the award.
Sobey Art Award removes age limit. 2021 Nominations open until March 19, 2021 The Sobey Art Award, now recognized as one of the world’s most generous privately funded prizes for contemporary visual artists, is thrilled to open up the competition to emerging Canadian artists of all ages.
This year, a total of $400,000 in prize money will be awarded: $100,000 to the overall winner, $25,000 to each of the four other shortlisted artists, and $10,000 to each of the remaining twenty longlisted artists. The five shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at the NGC during the fall of 2021.
Deadline for Nominations: March 19, 2021 —
All application materials must be received at the National Gallery of Canada at/or before 6 pm EST on Friday, March 19, 2021.
The National Gallery of Canada accepts nominations for the 2021 Sobey Art Award from recognized agents, artists and institutions. The National Gallery of Canada will notify the sender by email upon receipt of nomination package.