The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts
The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts, Canada's foremost distinctions for excellence in these artistic disciplines, were created in 1999 by the Governor General of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Council funds and administers the awards.
Six $15,000 prizes are awarded annually to visual and media artists for distinguished career achievement in fine arts (painting, drawing, photography, print-making and sculpture, including installation and other three-dimensional work), applied arts (architecture and fine crafts), independent film and video, or audio and new media. One $15,000 prize is awarded annually for outstanding contributions to the visual and / or media arts in a voluntary or professional capacity.
This year's winners will also be presented with an original work of art by AA Bronson, laureate of a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2002.
A peer assessment committee of senior visual and media arts professionals selected the 2003 laureates.
Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts awards prizes and fellowships to more than 100 Canadian artists and scholars for excellence in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Canada Council for the Arts