Joan Lowndes Award
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The Joan Lowndes Award is made in recognition of critical or curatorial writing in contemporary visual and media arts.
What is this prize?
The Joan Lowndes Award is given to an independent professional critic or curator in recognition of the outstanding quality of his or her work.
How to qualify
Applicants previously qualified for this award by applying to the Visual Arts: Project Grants for Curators and Critics program.
From 1 April 2017, applicants to the Explore and Create program may be considered for this award.
An assessment committee will select the recipient from among all eligible applicants.
The new process for eligibility will be announced in 2017.
Who created this prize?
Joan Lowndes developed an interest in modern art while employed as a translator at the American Office of War Information. After working as an independent journalist, she became an art critic for the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, where she established an excellent reputation.
Andrea Della Valle
Program Officer, Prizes
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