Art Gallery of Guelph puts out call for submissions

GUELPH – The Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2023 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators. 

Founded in 2012, the Middlebrook Prize is awarded annually to an emerging Canadian curator who is under 30 with the aim to foster social innovation and curatorial excellence in Canada.

Hosted and administered by the Art Gallery of Guelph, the winner is selected by a jury of arts leaders and receives a $5,000 honorarium and mentorship in the development of an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph. 

Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 27 at 5pm, and the winner will be announced in March 2023.

“Supporting young professionals at a critical point in their careers, the winners are among the country’s best and brightest emerging curators with a clear sense of the transformative potential of the arts,” AGG director Shauna McCabe said.

By supporting and mobilizing Canadian creative talent, the Middlebrook Prize aims to inspire positive social change in an era of ongoing and unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. 

Curated by the 2022 Middlebrook Prize winner Erin Szikora, the exhibition Homecoming is on view currently at the Art Gallery of Guelph, closing Dec. 31.

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit the Middlebrook Prize page on the AGG website or contact