In its sixth year, the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators was set up to challenge and encourage young curators by offering entrants a chance to create an innovative exhibition. A unique prize in the Canadian art world, the Middlebrook Prize celebrates social connectedness and a shared sense of community. The winner is a curator under 30 and receives a space for their exhibition at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
Independent Writer and Curator
Winner of the 2015 Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators
Curating Art Design Exhibiting Canadian Heritage
Natasha Chaykowski is a joint winner of the 2014 Middlebrook Prize.
Art Art History Curatorial Projects Grant Writing Contemporary Art
Writer, Curator, Educator
Alison Cooley is a joint winner of the 2014 Middlebrook Prize.
Art History Museum Education Contemporary Art Curatorial Projects
Public Program Coordinator
Katherine Dennis is the recipient of the 2013 Middlebrook Prize.
Curating Museum Collections Art History Public Art Art Education
Curator and Mixed Media Artist
Mitra Fakhrashrafi (she/her) is an independent curator and mixed media artist indebted to border abolition organizing.
Borderlands Placemaking Geography Street Art Curation Digital Media Mixed Media
Contemporary Writer, Curator, Artist, and Researcher
Lauren Fournier is a writer, curator, artist, filmmaker, and researcher of experimental feminist practices across media
Visual Culture & Theory Curating Filmmaking Environmental Humanities Gender and Sexual Diversity Contemporary Art Feminist Theory Contemporary Literature Curatorial Studies Art Writing Creative Writing Filmmaking/Documentaries Art History
Missy LeBlanc is a curator and writer of Métis, Nēhiyaw, and Polish decent currently based in Moh’kins’stis (Calgary).
Contemporary Art Indigenous Art Curatorial Studies Art History Art
Isabelle Lynch has worked at McGill University, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Art History Contemporary Art Philosophy Visual Arts Research Fine Art Writing & Editing Creative Writing Media Relations Event Planning Museum Education Curating Art Education
Sophie Lynch has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, and the National Gallery of Canada.
Fine Art Art History Event Planning Media Relations Creative Writing Contemporary Art Philosophy Visual Arts Research Writing & Editing Museum Education Curating Art Education
Curator, Writer and Researcher
Yasmin is the 2017 winner of the Middlebrook Prize
Public Programming Curating Education Project Management