Founded in 2009, the Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize is a juried prize designed to encourage new writers on contemporary art. It gives one up-and-coming writer the opportunity to write a feature-length article on contemporary art for Canadian Art. Finalists are chosen by a national jury of curators, critics and other arts professionals. The winner receives $3,000, and the two runners-up each receive $1,000 and recognition in the magazine.
This year’s jury will include:
Andrew Kear, Curator of Historical Canadian Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Ryan Doherty, Director/Curator, Southern Alberta Art Gallery
Lesley Johnstone, Curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
To be eligible for this prize, the applicant must be 18 years of age or older and have had no more than three pieces of writing published in national or international magazines. To apply, please send two samples of non-academic writing of no more than 1,000 words each, plus a brief biographical sketch and a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions must be in English and be sent as PDF attachments. Only email submissions will be accepted. The winners will be notified at the end of June and announced the first week of July on canadianart.ca, as well as in the Fall 2015 issue of the magazine.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 8, 2015.