Saidye Bronfman Award
Through a career spanning six decades, Jack Sures has shaped ceramics in Canada – both through his creativity, innovation and mastery of the craft, and through his influence on countless students.
What is this prize?
The Saidye Bronfman Award is an honorary distinction a Canadian craftsperson can receive for excellence in the fine crafts.
$25,000 and the acquisition of works by the recipient by the Canadian Museum of History for its permanent collection.
How to qualify
Nominations must be submitted to the Council by a recognized expert in the fine crafts.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among the nominations received.
For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on this award, see the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Guidelines and the Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts website.
Who created this prize?
In 2007, the Saidye Bronfman Award was placed under the banner of the Governor General’s Awards as a result of a $1.5 million endowment made to the Canada Council by the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. It is the only prize reserved for artists and artisans working in the fine crafts.
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Note that some guidelines are not up to date, and reflect the previous Prize administration processes. Guidelines will be gradually updated over the coming months.
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