York Wilson Endowment Award 2013
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
30 April 2013
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Please refer to the Prize Guidelines for detailed information.
Description of Award
The York Wilson Endowment Award enables Canadian art museums and public art galleries to purchase original works by living, contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors. This award of up to $30,000 is given through a Canada Council for the Arts competition, to an eligible Canadian institution to allow it to purchase an original artwork, or a series of artworks by the same artist, which would significantly enhance its collection of contemporary Canadian art.
The award is drawn from the investment returns of the York Wilson Endowment. This endowment was established at the Canada Council for the Arts in 1997 through a generous donation by the late Lela Wilson and the late Maxwell Henderson to honour the contribution of Canadian painter York Wilson (1907-1984) in the field of visual art by encouraging and promoting works of art created by Canadian painters or sculptors.
Canadian public art galleries and art museums (including university art galleries) with professional curatorial staff that have, for a minimum of five years, demonstrated a commitment to the collecting, displaying and maintaining of a contemporary Canadian art collection may apply.
- Works in the field of painting and sculpture.
- Works purchased directly from the artist or from a Canadian art dealer with whom the artist has placed the works on consignment.
- Works in fields other than painting and sculpture.
- Works purchased from a private or public collection, an auction house or a non-Canadian dealer.
- Works by an artist deceased as of the date of the application deadline.
- Works acquired before the announcement of the competition results.
Amount of Award
The York Wilson Endowment Award provides an amount of up to $30,000.
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613‑566‑4414
José Niaison, Program Officer
Visual Arts Section
Janet Riedel Pigott, Program Officer
Endowments and Prizes Section