2018 submissions are now closed; thank you for your interest.
The Burtynsky Grant of $5,000 is an annual grant that supports a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists.
This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2018, in addition to a selection of honourable mentions.
Taia Kwinter (Associate Managing Editor, Aperture)
Maxine Proctor (Managing Editor, Blackflash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair)
Marcus Schubert (Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios)
2017 - The Broadbent Sisters, A Telepathic Book
2016 - Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways