MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS
Founded in 2013, the 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. Blood, Sweat and Tears is at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 15 – December 18, 2016. Details.
Winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize, curators Isabelle and Sophie Lynch will present their exhibition Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Art Gallery of Guelph this fall. The exhibition opens with a reception on September 15, and runs until December 13. A Curator’s Talk and Middlebrook Prize Award Ceremony will take place on November 19. […]
Congratulations Isabelle & Sophie Lynch! Winners of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators We are pleased to announce that Isabelle and Sophie Lynch have been awarded the 4th Annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Their project, Blood, Sweat and Tears (working title), has been selected as the winning submission and will be featured […]
Only 5 Days Left! Submit by April 10 for a Chance to Curate an Exhibition at AGG this Fall! Curators under 30 apply by April 10, 2016, for a chance to curate an exhibition at Art Gallery of Guelph this fall and win a $5,000 honorarium! Applicants are encouraged to reflect upon the ways in […]
The Middlebrook Prize invites curators under the age of 30 to submit an innovative proposal for an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph, to take place from September 15 to December 18, 2016. Applicants are encouraged to reflect upon the ways in which creative thinking may animate and engage a community, instilling a shared […]
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.