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Saidye Bronfman Award

Louise Lemieux Bérubé poses for the camera.

2024 Winner

Louise Lemieux Bérubé is a fine craft artist who works with textile and printing techniques. She has received the title of Chevalière de l’Ordre national du Québec and Compagne de l’Ordre du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Louise has also received the Robert Jekyll Award from the Canadian Crafts Federation and she is member emerita of the Conseil des métiers d’art du Québec, which honoured her at its 2023 Salon.

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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.


Nomination submissions are processed through the Prizes – Submission Portal.

If you are an individual co-nominating someone, please choose a lead nominator to submit your nomination through the Prizes – Submission Portal.

If you are part of an organization nominating someone, please select a representative to submit the nomination through the Prizes – Submission Portal. 

To submit a nomination:

  1. Open the GGArts Guidelines webpage to access and review the eligibility requirements and forms.
  1. If you and the person you wish to nominate are eligible, download the forms for the Saidye Bronfman Award, available on the Guidelines webpage.
  1. Complete all forms and gather support material:
  • Identification form
  • Nomination form
  • Nomination statement (2 pages maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae of candidate
  • Written support material (as applicable)
  • Digital support material (images, audio-visual, as applicable)
  1. Select the submit a nomination button for the Saidye Bronfman Award on the Guidelines webpage. This will direct you to the Prizes – Submission Portal where you can submit nominations online.

Please note:

Do not submit your nomination until you have completed all the forms and gathered support material. The Prizes – Submission Portal does not allow you to save and resume the nomination process. 

Guidelines and nomination forms

Additional information


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5268


June 1, 2024

Prize amount

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


Cumulative list of winners

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


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