Monday, 11 March 2013

Joseph Plaskett Award 2013 - for Canadian Painters

Joseph Plaskett is a Canadian-born painter who lived abroad for sixty years, but he remains committed to supporting the future of arts in his homeland.  Mr. Plaskett established his foundation and this award in 2004 to facilitate his vision of supporting an outstanding Canadian graduate student or recent MFA graduate in the discipline of painting to travel, make art, or study in Europe for one year.  Since 2009, the Plaskett Foundation has partnered with the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA) to lend expertise and to administer the award process.

Criteria for Eligibility
The candidate chosen for the Plaskett Award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist in the field of painting.

A Canadian student currently enrolled or accepted in a master's program in Canada with a practice specialization of painting, or having recently (within 12 months) obtained a Master's degree with a specialization of painting.

The Award
Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, the Joseph Plaskett Award provides $25,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork, travel or study in Europe (may include the UK) for one year.

Application Dossier is available to download from

Application dossier must reach the Foundation at the office of the RCA by April 5, 2013. The recipient of the award will be announced in spring 2013 in Victoria BC.

Application dossier to be sent to
Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA)
375-401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 3A8

Each year, the Joseph Plaskett Foundation appoints three Canadian artists of significant reputation to the jury. The jury occurs each year in a different city in Canada.

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