The Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts were created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada.

Since then, they have celebrated the vibrant arts community in Canada and recognized remarkable careers in the visual and media arts.

Up to eight awards are distributed every year: six awards recognize artistic achievements, one award recognizes an exceptional fine craft artist (Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine craft.

The winners all receive a medallion and a cash prize of $25,000 each.

The GGArts are part of the Canada Council’s suite of prizes recognizing artistic merit and outstanding contribution to the arts.

Nominations are due by June 1, 2024.

Full details are here.