Nominations for the 2018 Sobey Art Award are now open!
The Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent award for contemporary Canadian art, is an annual prize given to an artist aged 40 or under who has exhibited in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.
All nominations will be reviewed by the 2018 curatorial jury panel, chaired by the National Gallery of Canada’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois. 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.
The award’s 2018 long list of nominees will be announced in April and the short list in June 2018. An exhibition of works by the five short-listed artists will be presented at the National Gallery of Canada in the fall of 2018. The winner of the 2018 Sobey Art Award will be revealed during a gala event at the Gallery on November 14, 2018.
Effective for 2018 :
All application materials must be received at the National Gallery of Canada at/or before 12:00 pm (noon) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
The National Gallery of Canada accepts nominations for the 2018 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.
PLEASE SEND NOMINATIONS TO:
2018 Sobey Art Award Nominations
c/o National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
P.O. Box 427 – Station A
Three fully-funded international residencies for artists drawn from the annual jury’s long-list will be created. The Sobey Art Foundation is very pleased to announce Fogo Island Arts as the inaugural partner in this program, where one of the 25 artists long-listed for the Sobey Art Award will annually be awarded a residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, as part of Fogo Island Arts’ international residency program.
In addition to the Fogo Island residency, two additional international residencies will be added to the program being designed by the National Gallery of Canada with the mandate to expand international opportunities and exposure for Canadian artists. Details on the additional residencies will be released with the announcement of the 2018 short list.