All nominations have been reviewed by the jury, chaired by the National Gallery of Canada’s Director and CEO, Sasha Suda. The jury 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.
The Sobey Art Award, recognized as one of the world’s most generous privately funded prizes for contemporary visual artists, is now open 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.