2022 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 Jury to select the 2022 Middlebrook Prize comprises:

  • DARRYN DOULL, Curator, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery,
  • JAIMIE ISAAC, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and
  • BUSHRA JUNAID, Multidisciplinary Artist and Curator

Submissions will be accepted until January 24, 2022, at 5 pm. Applicants are referred to Details for Submissions.

Award presentations: March 2022. Exhibition dates: Fall 2022. In light of the changing landscape of the pandemic, please stay tuned for details about the award presentation and dates 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: Middlebrook Social Innovation Fund, The Guelph Community Foundation: Musagetes Fund, and private donations.