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. #MPfYCC
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.
We are pleased to announce that Maya Wilson-Sanchez has been awarded the 2020 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. Maya’s exhibition, Grounding, has been selected as the winning submission and will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 17 – December 13, 2019. The award was presented at a gala ceremony at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on March 5, 2020.
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We are excited to announce the 2020 Middlebrook Prize Exhibition, “Grounding” opens this month at Art Gallery of Guelph. Curated by Maya Wilson-Sanchez, the exhibition features artists Warren Cariou (Métis and European), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Peruvian), Dana Prieto (Argentine) andTsēmā (Tahltan). Grounding includes artwork made from the ground – work that uses as its material basis the same […]
On March 5th, 2020 we returned to Gladstone Hotel in Toronto to award the 2020 Middlebrook Prize. Shauna McCabe, Executive Director of Art Gallery of Guelph introduced two members of the 2019 Prize Jury, Sally Frater and Lisa Volpe, who shared commentary on why Maya Wilson-Sanchez’s submission was selected from the over 20 very strong applications.
The 8th annual prize has been awarded to emerging curator Maya Wilson-Sanchez. Her project, Grounding, has been selected as the winning submission and will be presented at Art Gallery of Guelph from September 17 to December 13, 2020. The award was presented at a gala ceremony at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on March 5, […]
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 2020 Middlebrook Prize for the project Grounding
Why We Created the Prize
Middlebrook Prize is unique in bringing a modern mentorship approach to build a cohort of leaders in Canada’s visual arts community. Informed by playbooks from the technology startup ecosystem, the prize 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. Middlebrook is a national prize with national and international reach, while maintaining a commitment to community engagement and social innovation.