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.
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 […]
Build a Rube Goldberg Machine in the Sculpture Park Saturday, October 1 from 2-4 pm | FREE Ages 8+ (Register firstname.lastname@example.org, parents welcome) One important facet of the Middlebrook Prize, is the chance for the winning curators to engage the local community in innovative ways. Isabelle and Sophie Lynch have prepared a Rube Goldberg Machine […]
It was a busy opening night at Art Gallery of Guelph with 4 new exhibitions, including the premier of Blood, Sweat and Tears curated by Isabelle and Sophie Lynch, co-winners of the 2016 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. As you can see, all were very pleased at the full house and great reception for their work. Blood, […]
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 18. A Curator’s Talk and Middlebrook Prize Award Ceremony will take place on November 19. […]
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.