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Saidye Bronfman Award

Grace Nickel

2023 Winner

Grace Nickel is an artist and educator. Her studio practice focusses on sculptural ceramics and installation. She has won awards in the Mino International Ceramics Competition and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, and has had numerous solo exhibitions in Canada, including at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Burlington, and the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery.

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What is this prize?

As Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts, the Saidye Bronfman Award recognizes the work of individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the fine crafts in Canada.

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.

Additional information


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265


June 1, 2023

Prize amount

The winner’s artwork will be acquired by the Canadian Museum of History for its permanent collection


Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline. You can submit a nomination to ggarts@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners

The Canada Council is committed to equity in all its activities, including the administration of our prizes and awards.


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