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 Missy LeBlanc has been awarded the 2019 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. LeBlanc’s exhibition, Tina Guyani | Deer Road, has been selected as the winning submission and will be presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph from September 12 – December 15, 2019. The award was presented at a gala ceremony at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on March 5, 2019.
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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 […]
We are excited to announce that 2019 Middlebrook Prize winner Missy LeBlanc, will be opening her exhibition “Tina Guyani | Deer Road” at Art Gallery of Guelph. Curated by Missy LeBlanc, the exhibition features artists Glenna Cardinal and seth cardinal dodginghorse. There are two events planned: Wednesday 11 September at 6.30 pm Roundtable discussion with Missy LeBlanc, 2019 winner of the […]
On March 5th, 2019 we returned to Gladstone Hotel in Toronto to award the 2019 Middlebrook Prize. Shauna McCabe, Executive Director of Art Gallery of Guelph introduced two members of the 2019 Prize Jury, Michelle Jacques and Ryan Rice, who shared commentary on why Missy’s submission was selected from the over 20 very strong applications. […]
is the winner of the 2019 Middlebrook Prize for the project Tina Guyani | Deer Road
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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.