The Lacey Prize, established by Dr. John Lacey in association with the National Gallery of Canada and supported by the National Gallery of Canada Foundation, recognizes artist-run centres and other small arts organizations, and the important work they do in supporting visual arts in Canada. Small art spaces are at the forefront of artistic experimentation and key to the Canadian art ecosystem, and the Lacey Prize will celebrate the accomplishments of these organizations.
Offered on a biennial basis, a cash prize of $50,000 CAD will be awarded to the first place winner, and cash prizes of $20,000 CAD will be awarded to two honourable mentions. Additionally, a contemporary art curator from the National Gallery of Canada will travel to the city of the winning organization for in-person site and studio visits.
The prize is funded by a $1.3 million gift from Dr. John Lacey and his late wife Naomi Lacey. In recognition of the gift, the National Gallery of Canada has named one of its rooms in the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries the Galerie Naomi & John Lacey Family Gallery.
The Gallery will accept nominations for the 2019 Lacey Prize of the National Gallery of Canada until August 30th. The three winners will be selected by an independent jury and announced in late November 2019. To know more about eligibility criteria and to submit a nomination form, visit the web section dedicated to the Lacey Prize.
Deadline: August 30, 2019