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Saidye Bronfman Award

Brigitte Clavette

2022 Winner

Brigitte Clavette

Brigitte Clavette is a jeweller and metalsmith. Her work is especially innovative and memorable thanks to her ability to pull away from traditional methods of fabrication of one object to complete compositions of parts. The work, which she sometimes refers to as functionless, crosses cultural and economic divides to create larger narratives.

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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.

For more information


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


June 2022

Prize amount

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

By nomination

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

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