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Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

Nominations for the Governor General’s Awards are now open!

The awards were created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada. Since then, the awards have celebrated Canada’s vibrant arts community 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 excellence in fine craft (Saidye Bronfman Award) and one award recognizes an outstanding contribution to contemporary visual arts, media arts or fine craft. The winners each receive a medallion and a cash prize of $25,000 each.

Deadline for nominations: June 1, 2022

The GGArts awards are part of the Canada Council’s suite of prizes recognizing excellence in the arts.