Developing Artists Grants
In an effort to foster excellence in new talent, the Foundation assists the most promising young Canadian performing artists enrolled in post-secondary educational or training institutions. Eight grants of $10,000 are awarded annually, one in each of the following performing arts disciplines: classical music (orchestral instrument), classical music (piano), classical vocal performance, classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz performance, acting (English theatre) and acting (French theatre).
Candidates for the grants must be nominated by their educational or training institution. An expert jury from the arts community adjudicates the performance work of the nominees.
The Foundation's second program recognizes creative artists in mid-career. The Hnatyshyn Foundation Visual Arts Award of $25,000 is awarded annually to a Canadian mid-career artist who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in his or her body of work and who shows promise of outstanding artistic achievement in the years ahead.
The Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence of $15,000 is awarded to a Canadian mid-career curator of contemporary visual art in recognition of his or her contribution to the advancement of the contemporary visual arts in Canada.
Artists and curators cannot apply for these awards. An expert jury of arts professionals from across the country draws up the list of candidates and chooses the award recipients.
Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists
The Charles Pachter Prize for Emerging Artists consists of three awards of five thousand dollars each to support a young emerging visual artist whose practice shows potential and is deemed to have the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of art in Canada. Each year, the recipients will be selected by a recipient of the mid-career Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence.
The Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art Award
The Hnatyshyn Foundation and TD Bank Group Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art Award of $10,000 will be awarded annually to support an emerging curator under the age of 35 whose body of work incorporates a public presence and peer recognition. The recipient will be selected by a jury of art professionals.