Awards

Burtynsky Grant

Doorways Production

Renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are accepting submissions for the 2017 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts of $25,000 to create the grant and foster the careers of Canadian artists.

This grant is intended to support 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 experience publishing a photobook. The winner will be announced at the end of May 2017.

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Deadline May 15, 2017

Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com. Hardcopy submissions are also welcome in person or by mail at the applicant’s expense; please deliver to our office at the address below. You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.

  • Minimum ten (10) spreads of a book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
  • Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding
  • Expressions of interest from publishers, if available, and/or details on any other publishing grants or funding received
  • CV and/or artist statement

For questions, please email photobook@scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

Past Winners

2016
Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways

 

Gattuso Prize

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The Gattuso Prize of $5,000 acknowledges an outstanding Featured Exhibition in CONTACT.

Established in 2011 and renamed The Gattuso Prize in 2015, the Prize aims to support the careers of aspiring emerging or leading talent exhibiting in the Festival. The jury bases their decision on the caliber and concept of the work presented, the curatorial vision, and the overall impact and presentation of the exhibition.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, which demonstrates strong leadership and influences innovation across all charitable sectors in Canada including healthcare, culture and the arts.

 


 Past Winners

2016
Lee HendersonNever Letting Us Take Breath at Zalucky Contemporary

Jury: Rui Mateus Amaral (Curator and Artistic Director of Scrap Metal) and Mona Filip (Director/Curator of the Koffler Gallery at the Koffler Centre of the Arts)

2015
Jimmy Limit, Surplus at Clint Roenisch Gallery

Jury: Lise Beaudry (artist and lecturer), Sara Knelman (writer, curator and lecturer)

2014
Nadia Belerique,  Have You Seen This Man at Daniel Faria Gallery

Jury: Jeremy Laing (designer and artist) and Gabrielle Moser (independent curator and art critic)

2013
Marlene Creates,  Selected works from 30 years, 1982-2012, at Paul Petro Contemporary Art

Jury: Max Dean (artist) and Dr. Matthew Brower (curator and historian University of Toronto)

2012
Lise Beaudry, Sur la glace / Walking on Ice, at the Art Gallery Of Mississauga.

Jury: Michael Itkoff (Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine, New York) and Dr. Thierry Gervais (Researcher in Residence at the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto)

2011
Andrew Wright, CORONAE at Peak Gallery.

Jury: Sheyi Bankale (Editor and Founder of Next Level Magazine, London, UK) and David Liss (Artistic Director & Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto)

The Portfolio Reviews Award

The Ahmed family at their home In Chittybandi

Established in 2010, the award offers one artist a solo exhibition at the CONTACT Gallery, a $2,500 credit at Toronto Image Works, and a professional 17-inch Epson printer from Vistek. The recipient is chosen by a jury of international professionals in the field of photography, and the award recognizes outstanding work presented at the reviews.

The program was created to support and advance the careers of talented emerging photographers.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Image Works and Vistek for supporting this award.

Past Winners

2016
Nathaniel Brunt, #shaheed

2015
Josée Pedneault, Nævus

2014
Michel Huneault, La longue nuit de Mégantic

2013
Ian Willms, No Road to Nowhere

2012
Guillaume Simoneau, Love and War 

2011
Jesse Louttit,  No Roads
Jonathan Taggart,  The Friction of Distance: The Lillooet River Valley

2010
Alex Kisilevich, Untitled
Henrieta Haniskova, I am Elvis