The Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) has proudly celebrated excellence in Ontario’s public art galleries through the annual OAAG/AOGA Awards, a keystone event in our cultural calendar.
By now, planning for the 2020 awards season should be well underway; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a few changes. We will be hosting an online celebration on November 30th, 2020. Details to be announced at a later date.
For our 43rd OAAG/AOGA Awards, we are focused on the excellence, innovation, and resilience of our sector. We are now announcing a limited Call for Nominations in the following categories:
- EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget over $50,000
- EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE:: Budget under $20,000
- EXHIBITION OF THE YEAR/EXPOSITION DE L’ANNÉE: Budget under $10,000
Recognizing exceptional and original curatorial and artistic achievement, supported by technical excellence in exhibition design and installation. Both monographic and thematic exhibitions will be judged in the same categories.
- CHANGEMAKER BIPOC AWARD/LE PRIX DU CHANGEMAKER BIPOC
Recognizing Black, Indigenous and People of Colour arts leaders for their distinctive and outstanding contributions to BIPOC communities and to the public art gallery sector of Ontario. The award recognizes an individual changemaker who champions voices from distinct social and political contexts and advocates to change policies and procedures that address social equity and anti-oppression.
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD/PRIX D’EXCELLENCE POUR L’ENSEMBLE DES RÉALISATIONS
Recognizing an individual working (or retired within the past year) who has made a sustained and extraordinary professional contribution to the Ontario public art gallery community over at least 25 years of active service.
The changes to the nomination process and the nomination forms can all be found in our Nomination Package, which you can download below:
Deadline to Apply is October 9th, 2020
For any questions about the Nominations Package or Awards Program, please contact Jessica Lukas, Secretariat Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.