Call for Submissions: 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize 2022
2022 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: May 13, 2022, 5PM EST
Each year, 401 Richmond Street welcomes an emerging artist into its community through the 401 Richmond Career Launcher Prize. The Career Launcher Prize provides an exceptional opportunity to occupy a coveted 500 ft2 studio for one year at 401 Richmond, one of Canada’s most dynamic arts facilities. The award recipient will become part of a unique community of artists, cultural producers, creative pioneers, passionate activists and social entrepreneurs. The Prize provides space and support for research and experimentation at a critical time in an emerging artist’s career.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
- Priority will be given to recent graduates, although all early career artists (less than 3 years as a professional artist) will be considered.
- Applicants must have participated in at least one formal exhibition (school-based exhibitions are acceptable).
- The juried selection process is based on the quality of the candidate’s work but will favour those who are strongly self-motivated, who show originality, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to developing their practice for the duration of the residency.
- There is no age restriction for this award.
- 12 months (September 2022 – August 2023)
Past recipients: Sarah Blagg (2000), Angie Nishikihama (2001), Sarah Lowry (2002), Emma Shankland (2003), Kristine Moran (2004), Emmy Skensved (2005), Adam Brandejs (2006), Gareth Bate (2007), Nikki Woolsey (2008), Angela Noussis (2009), Winnie Truong (2010), Chelsea Jamieson (2011), Graham Curry (2012), Kerry Zentner (2013), Erin MacKeen (2014), Kelly Uyeda (2016), Ellen Bleiwas (2017), Carol Cheong (2018), Miles Ingrassia (2019), Emily DiCarlo (2020), Steven K Tucker (2021)
ABOUT 401 RICHMOND
401 Richmond is an early 20th century industrial building that was transformed in 1994 into a vibrant home for artists’, galleries, film festivals, charities, not-for-profits, magazines, architects, theatre groups and design firms. The building’s renewal, over 25 years ago, was inspired by author Jane Jacobs’ observation that “new ideas need old buildings” and the importance of diversity and mixed-uses in the city.
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