2023 Call for Strathbutler Nominations


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The $25,000 Strathbutler Award $25,000 is one of Canada’s most lucrative and prestigious visual arts awards. Available uniquely to New Brunswick visual artists, the Strathbutler is a recognition of an individual New Brunswick artist’s accomplishments and impact. This award is given biennially by the privately funded Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation (SHMF) upon the recommendation of a qualified independent jury.

The SHMF Board of Directors calls on New Brunswickers to honour artists of distinction through a nomination process from December 1st, 2022 through March 15th, 2023. In presenting a candidate, nominators honour and celebrate visual artists who have enriched the cultural life of New Brunswick.

Strathbutler Award recipients are part of New Brunswick’s diverse cultural legacy. Since 1991, Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation has recognized exceptional New Brunswick artists with this distinction.

Completed nominations for 2023 Strathbutler Award, (including all supporting material) must be postmarked on or before the deadline of March 15, 2023. Late or incomplete nominations will not be accepted. The Foundation can not accept nominations by fax or email.

Eligibility details can be found on our Strathbutler Awards page.