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 winner of the 2017 Middlebrook Prize is Yasmin Nurming-Por, for her exhibition, My curiosities are not your curios, which will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 14 to December 17, 2017. Details.
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It was a night to remember on 7 March 2018 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. There was an engaged cohort of leaders in the arts,media and business worlds at our first-ever Toronto event in celebration of this years’ winner of Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Look out for our 2018 winner, Lauren Gabrielle Fournier, and […]
We are pleased to announce that Lauren Gabrielle Fournier has been awarded the 6th Annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Her project, epistemologies of the moon, has been selected as the winning submission and will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September – December, 2018. The award was presented at a […]
Each year, a group of top curators and leaders in the visual arts world generously agree to serve as the Jury, charged with a rigorous selection process to determine the Middlebrook Prize winner. Meet our 2018 Jury: Andrew Hunter, Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Guelph (Chair) Srimoyee Mitra, Director of Stamps Gallery, Stamps School of Art and […]
MIDDLEBROOK PRIZE for YOUNG CANADIAN CURATORS 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 […]
is the winner of the 2017 Middlebrook Prize for the project My curiosities are not your curios
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.