About the 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 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 Grange Prize is Canada's largest cash prize, granting a total of $65,000 to photographic artists each year: $50,000 CDN to the winner and $5,000 CDN to each runner-up. The four shortlisted artists also receive an international residency – 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 is the only major Canadian art prize voted on by the public, who can view works by the shortlisted artists at The Grange Prize Exhibition, mounted each year at the AGO. The public can vote on-site at the exhibition, or online at thegrangeprize.com.