MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS
Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually and aims to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada.
The Middlebrook Prize encourages social connectedness and a shared sense of community. The winner is a curator under 30 and receives a space for their exhibition and a $5,000 honorarium.
The winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize are Isabelle and Sophie Lynch, for their exhibition, Blood Sweat Tears, which was at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 15 – December 18, 2016. Details.
The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition that will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 14 to December 17, 2017. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity and connectedness […]
We were pleased to learn that the Middlebrook Prize visual identity was recognized as a winner at Directions Awards Gala 2016 gala held in Toronto November 17, 2016. Directions is judged by national and international peers and presented by The Advertisers & Design Club of Canada. Although we already knew Chris Duchaine‘s design work was a creative tour de […]
Seize this opportunity to engage with 2016 Middlebrook Prize co-winners, Isabelle Lynch and Sophie Lynch, as they explore their exhibition Blood, Sweat, and Tears.Even more special, they will be awarded their prize in a ceremony with some past winners and Jury members. Come out to Art Gallery of Guelph this Saturday 19 November at 4 pm.An international line […]
We had the chance to visit MPfYCC 2014 co-winner Natasha Chaykowski recently in Calgary. Because she has been working out west since we commissioned a new physical prize identity last year, in particular the “cube” and certificate, this was our first opportunity to formally present the award to Natasha. She was pleased, and genuinely surprised (as seen in these […]
Why we created the prize
The Middlebrook Prize is unique in that it focuses support and attention on young professionals at a critical point in their careers, when opportunities are few and far between and resources are typically scarce. The applicants, all under 30 years of age, are among the country’s best and the brightest young curators, scholars and artists. They are asked to demonstrate, through a proposal, their intellectual curiosity and considerable creative insights around the construction of an exhibition, and in return the winner is given a venue, an audience and the necessary support to disseminate their ideas to the broader public. The vision is for the Middlebrook to be a national prize with national reach, while maintaining a commitment to community engagement and social innovation.