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Sobey Art Award 2014 Call for nominations

The annual total prize value for the Sobey Art Award, Canada’s pre-eminent contemporary art award, has been increased to 100,000 CAD. In addition to the 50,000 CAD prize awarded to the winner of the Sobey Art Award, additional funding will increase the award to each of the four remaining short-listed artists to 10,000 CAD (previously 5,000 CAD) and to introduce a 500 CAD award to each of the remaining 20 long-listed artists.

“The Sobey Art Award was created to foster the careers of young Canadian visual artists and as such the Trustees of the Sobey Art Foundation felt it appropriate to use the funds available to give a boost to all of the long listed artists in this process,” said Rob Sobey, Chair of the Sobey Art Foundation. “Support for young Canadian artists has been the vision of the Sobey Art Award since its inception in 2002 and we felt this was the best way to enhance that mission.”

The Award is presented annually to a Canadian artist age 40 or under who has exhibited work in a public or commercial art gallery within 18 months of being nominated.

The 2014 Sobey Art Award will accept nominations from February 1 to 28.

Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Curator of the Sobey Art Award said: “Curators, artists, gallerists, critics—we call on you to bring forward those names you feel most passionately should be on everyone’s lips.”

For more information and nomination guidelines, please visit

For nomination inquiries please contact:
Sarah Fillmore, Curator Sobey Art Award
c/o Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Box 2262
Halifax, NS B3J 3C8
T +902 424 5169 / F +902 424 7359