Call for Applications: 2023 Lacey Prize

Extended Deadline: October 15, 2023

For immediate release

2023 Lacey Prize Application Deadline Extended to October 15, 2023

Seize this opportunity and apply today!

OTTAWA, Monday, October 2, 2023‚ÄĒArtists-run centres and community-focused galleries from cities and towns from across Canada now have until Sunday, October 15, 2023, to submit online nominations to the National Gallery of Canada for the Lacey Prize. The first-place winner will receive a cash prize of $50,000, and two runners-up will receive $20,000 each.

The prize also comprises a visit from a contemporary art curator from the NGC to the winning organization for in-person site and studio visits with local artists.

Nominations from artists, community members, and institutions are accepted. Seize this incredible opportunity and apply today! A few supporting documents are necessary, but the online process only takes a few minutes.

The Lacey Prize provides financial assistance and recognizes the important work of artists-run centres and community-focused galleries in supporting local visual art‚ÄĒin particular their contributions to spotlighting emerging and experimental practices.

Hamilton Artists Inc., located in Hamilton, Ontario, and known as ‚ÄúThe Inc.‚ÄĚ, was the recipient of the inaugural Lacey Prize in 2019. Blinkers Art and Project Space, located on the land space marked as Treaty One Territory also known as Winnipeg, in Manitoba, was the winner of the 2021 edition.

The Lacey Prize is made possible thanks to the support of the Naomi and John Lacey Family and the National Gallery of Canada Foundation.

For media only ‚Äď for more information, please contact:
Josée-Britanie Mallet
Senior Officer, Media and Public Relations
National Gallery of Canada

About the National Gallery of Canada
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The NGC is dedicated to amplifying voices through art and extending the reach and breadth of its collection, exhibitions program, and public activities to represent all Canadians, while centering Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Ankos√©‚ÄĒan Anishinaabemowin word that means ‚Äúeverything is connected‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒreflects the Gallery‚Äôs mission to create dynamic experiences that open hearts and minds, and allow for new ways of seeing ourselves, one another, and our diverse histories, through the visual arts. The NGC is home to a rich contemporary Indigenous international art collection, as well as important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian and European art from the 14th to the 21st century. Founded in 1880, the NGC has played a key role in Canadian culture for more than 140 years.

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About the National Gallery of Canada Foundation
The National Gallery of Canada Foundation is dedicated to supporting the National Gallery of Canada in fulfilling its mandate. By fostering strong philanthropic partnerships, the Foundation provides the Gallery with the additional financial support required to lead Canada’s visual arts community locally, nationally and internationally. The blend of public support and private philanthropy empowers the Gallery to preserve and interpret Canada’s visual arts heritage. The Foundation welcomes present and deferred gifts for special projects and endowments. To learn more about the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, visit