2019 Burtynsky Grant
Image, courtesy of: Birthe Piontek, winner of the 2018 Burtynsky Grant. 2019 Burtynsky Grant Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019...

Image, courtesy of: Birthe Piontek, winner of the 2018 Burtynsky Grant.

2019 Burtynsky Grant

Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT are requesting submissions for the 2019 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.

This grant is intended for photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy and who have had little to no prior opportunity to self-publish or work with a publisher.


Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

Edward Burtynsky

Maxine Proctor – Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair

Marcus Schubert – Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios.

For submission details visit scotiabankcontactphoto.com. The winner and honourable mentions will be announced in June. For questions about the programs, please email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

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Complete 2019 Festival programming will be announced April 1, 2019.

CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Vistek, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington’s Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Street Art Toronto (StART), Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.