Apply to the Burtynsky Grant
2019 Burtynsky Grant
Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT are requesting submissions for the 2019 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.
This grant is intended for photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy and who have had little to no prior opportunity to self-publish or work with a publisher.
Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator, Tate Modern
Maxine Proctor – Managing Editor, BlackFlash; director and co-founder, Toronto Art Book Fair
Marcus Schubert – Director of Media, Publications & Exhibits, Burtynsky Studios.
The winner and honourable mentions will be announced in June.
Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardcopy submissions are also welcome in person or by mail at the applicant’s expense; please deliver to our office (see website footer for address). You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.
– Minimum ten (10) spreads of your book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
– Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding (ie. rough budget details)
– Expressions of interest from publishers, and/or other publishing grants, if available
– CV and/or artist statement
For questions about the program, please email photobook@
2018 – Birthe Piontek, Abendlied / Honourable Mentions: Eve Tagny, Lost Love; Ian Willms, We Shall See
2017 – The Broadbent Sisters, A Telepathic Book
2016 – Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways