2019 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 an honorarium, an exhibition at Art Gallery of Guelph, and mentorship from the curatorial team at AGG and jury members.

The 2019 Middlebrook Prize jury is composed of:

  • MICHELLE JACQUES, Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC,
  • AL MINER, Founding Director & Chief Curator of the Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington, DC and
  • RYAN RICE (Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawakeh), Independent Curator and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Liberal Arts / School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University, Toronto, ON.

Submissions will be accepted from January 4 until February 14, 2019, at 5 pm. Details for Submissions.

The winner will be announced in early March 2019 and the exhibition will be presented from September 13 to December 15, 2019 at Art Gallery of Guelph. By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change through creativity in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural upheaval. 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.