Emerging Digital Artists Award

The Emerging Digital Artists Award (EDAA) is Canada’s first digital art award designed to foster experimentation in the work of emerging artists and create opportunities for those working in digital media. Resisting the notion that screen time lacks space for critical engagement, the EDAA champions a new generation of digital creators who challenge us to see the world through a different screen.

The 10th edition of the EDAA includes FIVE $5,000 PRIZES


Theodore Prize 2024 🏆

The Theodore Prize is a family-funded initiative led by the Throop Family Foundation to celebrate the professional accomplishments of an Atlantic Canadian visual artist.

Stemming from a desire to give something back to the Atlantic Canadian Visual Arts Community, the prize is named for a special family member who exemplified generosity and good will. (more…)

William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists: Call for Nominations 👨‍🎨

The William and Meredith Saunderson Prizes for Emerging Artists (formerly Charles Pachter) consist of three awards of $10,000 each (formerly $5,000 each), to support young emerging visual artists whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada.

In past years, the candidates for this prize were selected by the winner of the previous year’s Hnatyshyn Foundation Mid-Career Award for Curatorial Excellence. (more…)

Playhouse Honours 2024 🎭

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Playhouse Honours.

The public are encouraged to nominate an individual or individuals from our community who have made a significant contribution to the community through their work in music, theatre, dance, spoken word, or multidisciplinary performing arts. (more…)

2024 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators: Call for Submissions 📣

The Art Gallery of Guelph is accepting submissions until Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5 pm ET for the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators.

Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders and receives a $5,000 honorarium as well as mentorship in the development of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph. The 2024 Middlebrook Prize jury is composed of Alyssa Fearon (Director/Curator at Dunlop Art Gallery), Tarah Hogue (Independent Curator and Writer), and Renée van der Avoird (Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario).

Submissions are assessed based on artistic quality as well as conceptual strength of the proposed exhibition. The successful applicant’s exhibition will be presented as part of the Art Gallery of Guelph’s Fall 2024 season. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social, and cultural upheaval. Proposals should emphasize contemporary Canadian art with attention to audience, community, and social relevance.

Full details are here.

RBC Award for Glass 🔥

Submissions for the 2024 RBC Award for Glass are now open! Click below for the full application in English or French and submit your application online by January 14, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

The RBC Award for Glass is a national $10,000 award for emerging glass artists working in blown, fused, or stained glass. Thanks to the ongoing partnership between RBC and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, this award is presented annually to a practising emerging glass artist who works professionally and is in the early stages of their career. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the goal of advancing their artistic and professional practice.

Full details are here.

ECMA Award and Showcase Submissions 2024 🏆

Submissions for Awards and Showcasing at the 2024 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference in Charlottetown, PEI May 1 – 5, 2024 are now open.

Do you have questions about the submissions process? We’ve got answers! Join ECMA’s membership team in person (Music PEI Office, 115 Richmond St, Charlottetown) or online, Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 7:30PM – 8:30PM ADT as we review the submissions process and answer any questions you may have.

Submissions close October 3, 2023.

Details here.

Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes 🏅

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada’s cultural and intellectual heritage.

Françoise Baylis and Joséphine Bacon

These prizes are administered by the Canada Council in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee, which is appointed jointly by the Canada Council and the SSHRC.

Nomination guidelines are here.

Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award 2023: Call for Submissions 🎬

The NB Film Co-op and the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund proudly announce the Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award for 2023. In honour of a woman who lived life to the fullest and courageously took action in making her dreams a reality. A message that will hopefully inspire the winner of this award in realizing his/her dream of making films a reality.

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The Jane LeBlanc Filmmaker Award is now valued at $3,000 (for first or second time NB resident filmmakers). The Winner is announced at the 2023 Silver Wave Film Festival on November.

Details here.

Lieutenant Governor’s Awards Call for Nominations 🏅

Call for Nominations – 2024 Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts

Members of the visual arts, literary arts and performing arts communities: nominate an artist for the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts – and help the New Brunswick Arts Board promote artistic excellence. The nomination period is open!

Nominations are open for the 2024 Lieutenant Governor's Awards.

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Awards for High Achievement in the Arts are designed to recognize the outstanding contribution of New Brunswick artists.

One award of $20,000 may be conferred in each of the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual Arts Award: including architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography
  • Performing Arts Award: including dance, music and theatre
  • Literary Arts Award*: including literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling
  • *NEW* Indigenous Artist Award: including visual arts: architecture, fine craft, media arts and photography; performing arts: dance, music and theatre; and literary arts: literary translation, literary performance, spoken word and storytelling

* Please note that awards in Literary Arts alternate between French and English from year to year. This year (2023), nominations in English language literary arts will be considered.


Full details are here.

Governor General’s Awards: Call for Nominations 💫

Members of the visual arts, media arts and fine craft communities: Submit a nomination to the GGArts—and join the Canada Council for the Arts in celebrating the exceptional careers of artists from Canada. The nomination period is now open.

Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts

Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts: Up to eight awards are distributed every year: six awards recognize artistic achievements, one award recognizes significant contributions to fine crafts (Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine craft.

Value: Up to eight awards of $25,000 each
How to nominate: Candidates are nominated by specialists from Canada in visual arts, media arts or fine craft through an individual, a group of co-nominators, or the representative of an organization.

Deadline: June 1, 2023

Details are here.

Jane LeBlanc Film Post Award 🎞️

An award from the Jane LeBlanc Legacy Fund for emerging New Brunswick filmmakers to assist them with their post-production and distribution.

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Eligible Post & Distribution Activities:

  • Sound Design
  • Music Score
  • Colour Correction
  • Dialogue Replacement
  • Picture Edit
  • Festival Fees

Awarded filmmaker must hire New Brunswick resident creatives to do the post-work on a project.

All submissions can be emailed to catmaryleblanc@gmail.com

Full details here.