The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Prize Guidelines [PDF, 522.2 KB].
The Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate of a Canadian school of architecture who demonstrates exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design.
The prize recipient will have the opportunity to broaden his or her knowledge of contemporary architecture culture by visiting a selection of works of architecture. The recipient will also be able to expand her or his professional skills through an internship at an internationally acclaimed architectural firm, anywhere in the world.
Applicants must define a program of work and related travels . The project can involve multiple trips to a number of destinations spread over a one-year period. Upon returning to Canada, the recipient must share his or her experience through public conferences, publications and/or exhibitions.
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
The prize is $34,000, to contribute towards the costs of the proposed program of work and related travels, and of the proposed public presentation.
To apply for this prize, you must:
- be a Canadian citizen or have Permanent Resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- have received a professional Bachelor or Master degree from a Canadian school of architecture that is certified by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board within 14 months prior to the deadline for submitting applications
- be recommended by the director of the school of architecture that issued the degree. (Note that the director of a school may recommend only one student per competition.)
Visual Arts Section
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For a complete list of past recipients, please contact Prizes.