Saidye Bronfman Award
Anna Torma is a visual artist working in textile. Her work draws inspiration from folk art, anatomical sketches, gardens and graffiti, methodically composing fantastical stories. She has exhibited her work internationally and is represented in many public, private and corporate collections.
What is this prize?
As Canada's foremost distinction for excellence in the fine crafts, the Saidye Bronfman Award recognizes the exceptional work of individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of the fine crafts in Canada.
$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.
The award is adjudicated by a peer assessment committee comprised of craftspeople from across Canada.
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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