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Saidye Bronfman Award

Jack Sures

2018 Winner

Jack Sures

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.

Prize amount

$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.



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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.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes

Canada Council for the Arts

150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047

Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

June, 2017


Prize Amount


By Nomination

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.

Cumulative list of winners

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