2024 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:

  • ALYSSA FEARON, Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery,
  • TARAH HOGUE, Independent Curator and Writer, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and
  • RENÉE VAN DER AVOIRD, Associate Curator of Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario

Award announcement and presentation: March 2024. Exhibition dates: Fall 2024. Submissions are assessed based on artistic quality as well as conceptual strength of the proposed exhibition. 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 social relevance.

The call opens today and submissions will be accepted until January 26, 2024, at 5 pm. Detailed submission requirements are in the attached document or available from Art Gallery of Guelph.Middlebrook Prize 2024 Submissions


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.