2018 MPfYCC Call for Submissions


Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator who is under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada. Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders and receives a $5,000 honorarium, an exhibition at Art Gallery of Guelph, and mentorship from the curatorial team at AGG and jury members.

The 2018 Middlebrook Prize jury is composed of SRIMOYEE MITRA (Director of Stamps Gallery, Stamps School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan), LISA STEELE (Artistic Director of VTape and Professor, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design) and ANDREW HUNTER (Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Guelph).

Submissions will be accepted from January 5 until February 15, 2018, at 5 pm. Download the submission package.

The winner will be announced in early March 2018 and the exhibition will be presented from September 13 to December 16, 2018 at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Proposals should emphasize contemporary Canadian art with attention to audience, community and public.

More information regarding Art Gallery of Guelph.

More information regarding past Middlebrook Prize recipients.

The Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators is funded by the Centre Wellington Community Foundation’s Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund, The Guelph Community Foundation: Musagetes Fund, and by private donations.