Nominations are open for the 2021 Sobey Art Award, the most generous honour for contemporary Canadian visual artists aged 40 and under. Jointly administered by the Sobey Art Foundation (SAF) and the National Gallery of Canada (NGC), the Award celebrates the careers of emerging Canadian artists through financial support and recognition. Following modifications to last year’s Award structure in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the SAF and the NGC are pleased to announce that the 2021 shortlisted artists will be presented at an exhibition at the NGC next fall

The 2021 award structure will be:

$100,000 to the overall winner
$25,000 to each of the four other shortlisted finalists
$10,000 to each of the 20 long-listed finalists