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Documentation photos of The Broadbent Sisters’ A Telepathic Book, winner of the 2017 Burtynsky Grant.

2018 Burtynsky Grant
Call for Submissions
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2018 Burtynsky Grant—a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Burtynsky generously donated his 2016 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts to create the grant and foster the careers of emerging Canadian artists.

This grant is intended to support photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a photobook. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy, are currently seeking funding to work with a publisher or to self-publish, and who have had little to no prior opportunity to publish a photobook. The winner and a short list of honourable mentions will be announced at the end of May 2018.

Past Winners
2017 – The Broadbent Sisters, A Telepathic Book
2016 – Aaron Friend Lettner, Doorways

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to Hardcopy submissions are also welcome in person or by mail at the applicant’s expense; please deliver to our office at the address below. You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.

  • Minimum ten (10) spreads of your book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
  • Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding
  • Expressions of interest from publishers, and/or other publishing grants, if available
  • CV and/or artist statement

For questions, please email

Brendan George Ko, Black Rock, Lana’i, 2017

Artist Talk: Brendan George Ko
Saturday, January 20, 2-3pm

Please join artist Brendan George Ko for an informal walkthrough of his solo exhibition Moemoeā at the CONTACT Gallery (80 Spadina Ave, Suite 205, Toronto.)

Ko is the recipient of the 2017 Portfolio Reviews Exhibition Award. Chosen by an international jury, this award recognizes outstanding work presented at CONTACT's annual Reviews. CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Image Works and Vistek for their support.


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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 205
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2J4
T 416 539 9595

The CONTACT Gallery is Partially Accessible.

CONTACT fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual Festival in May and year-round programming in the CONTACT Gallery.

CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by Scotiabank, Nikon Canada, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso, Vistek, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto Image Works, The Gilder, Transcontinental PLM, 3M Canada, Waddington's Auctioneers and Appraisers, Four By Eight Signs, Beyond Digital Imaging, Steam Whistle Brewing, Art Toronto, The Gladstone Hotel, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC Toronto, and Canadian Art.

CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ontario Arts Council, The Government of Ontario, Partners in Art, Street Art Toronto (StART), Canada Council for the Arts, the Howard Webster Foundation, Goethe-Institut, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and all of our funders, donors, and programming partners.





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