York Wilson Endowment Award
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art will use the funds to purchase a work by Joe Fafard. The artist's way of approaching the cow as subject is unique in the history of art - he imbues the animal with its own kind of heroism.
What is this prize?
The York Wilson Endowment Award enables art museums and non-profit public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors.
Up to $30,000
How to qualify
Apply to the Council.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all applicants.
For eligibility criteria, the application form and further information on this prize, see the York Wilson Endowment Award Guidelines.
Who created this prize?
This award is provided thanks to investment proceeds from the York Wilson Endowment. The endowment was established at the Canada Council for the Arts in 1997 by a generous donation from the late Lela Wilson and the late Maxwell Henderson to honour the contribution of Canadian painter York Wilson (1907-1984) to the field of visual art by encouraging and promoting artworks created by Canadian painters or sculptors.
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