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 The $10,000 award will support an emerging curator who has the determination and talent to contribute to the legacy of  art in Canada.
 Nominated by established Canadian curators or respected educators in curatorial studies, candidates must be:

  • Under age 35 as of December 31, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • An emerging curator whose body of work incorporates specialized training (not necessarily gained at an academic institution), a public presence and peer recognition.
  • An emerging curator whose work demonstrates evidence of potential and shows:
    • Thoughtfulness
    • Relevance
    • Exemplary selection of work
    • Visual clarity
    • Strong visual and contextual connections
    • Audience engagement – methods, feedback, reviews
    • Impact of exhibitions (on community, art world, curatorial practice)
  • A curator with a minimum of two exhibitions
  • Recommended in writing by a respected nominator

About the Foundation
The Hnatyshyn Foundation, a private charity established by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, Canada's twenty-fourth Governor General, began awarding grants in 2005. The Foundation also awards two annual prizes for excellence in Canadian visual arts: $25,000 for a mid-career artist and $15,000 for a mid-career curator of contemporary visual art. 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. Each year the Developing Artists Grants program provides eight $10,000 scholarships to exceptional young Canadians in post-secondary performing arts training programs.  For more information, please visit

TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2013, TD donated over $74.7 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment.  For further information, please visit