The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts celebrate Canada’s vibrant arts community and recognize remarkable careers in the visual and media arts.
Artistic Achievement and Saidye Bronfman Awards: These awards are intended to honor individual achievement rather than the work of an organization, but it may also recognize artistic partnerships or small collectives in which each artist meets the eligibility requirements for the prize. Nominees must be professional artists who have created an outstanding and distinguished body of work in 1 of the following categories:
Outstanding Contribution Award: An individual or a group of individuals may be nominated for this award. Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to contemporary Canadian art in visual arts (including architecture), media arts or fine craft, in a volunteer or professional capacity, through 1 or more of the following activities or roles: