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Canada Council for the Arts - Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

Sponsor Guidelines

Subject Areas

Contemporary visual and/or media arts


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Awarded annually for distinguished career achievements in visual and/or media arts, outstanding contributions to contemporary visual and/or media arts. Up to eight awards will be available annually

Application Method

See Web site. Nominees must be professional artists who have maintained a practice in the visual or media arts over a significant period of time and who have received national as well as international recognition. Professionals working in the field of design, including graphic design, are not eligible. Fine craft artists may only be nominated for the Saidye Bronfman Award. No awards will be made posthumously; they must be given to persons who are living as of the deadline date.

Indirect costs are not levied on this award.


Nominated applications to this award will be internally adjudicated through a subcommittee of the University Research Board. Applications should be vetted through your Faculty Dean's Office.

Nominations and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.

Western Contact(s)

Research Office