The Grange Prize
The Grange Prize was launched in 2008 with a mandate to recognize the best in Canadian and international contemporary photography. A unique partnership between the Art Gallery of Ontario and Aeroplan, The Grange Prize aims to engage the public in a vital discourse about the power and prevalence of photography in our world today through public exhibitions, voting, and online dialogue.
Each year, The Grange Prize works with an international partner country and institution to form a nominating jury of curatorial and scholarly experts, who select a shortlist comprising four photographers – two from Canada, and two from the partner country. The 2010 partner country is the USA, and the partner institution is the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.
The Grange Prize is Canada’s largest photography prize, granting a total of $65,000 to photographic artists each year: $50,000 to the winner, and $5,000 to each of the runners-up. Each of the four shortlisted artists participate in a residency-exchange sponsored by the prize – the Canadian artists travel to the partner country, and the international artists travel to Canada – with the goal of creating new work supported by the Grange Prize.
The Grange Prize Exhibition 2010 will be on at the AGO from 22 September to 2 January and at the MoCP from 8 October to 23 December.