The Sylvie and Simon Blais award for emerging visual artists is intended to recognize the achievement of a final-year student in a Master of Fine Arts program at a Québec university and to provide that student with the opportunity of having a professional-level exhibition of his or her work.
Art students who have completed (at the application due date) at least 18 credits of a Master of Fine Arts program at a Québec university and who have already created a body of work that could be presented as part of a professional-level exhibition.
Applications are evaluated by a jury made up of people who have a thorough knowledge of the contemporary art scene. The jury meets in May of each year in order to determine the recipient of the award. All applicants receive a letter informing them of the jury’s decision. The recipient of the award is announced in May.
The recipient of this award will receive:
Examples of your recent work on a CD, which should include from 8 to 12 images (including a maximum of 2 video files).
The images must be in JPEG format (1 Mb max.);
The video files must be in MP4 format (200 Mb max.) and under 5 minutes.
Each file should be labelled in the following way: Name_Title_year_media_size.ext
Interested art students should send their applications to the following address:
Sylvie and Simon Blais Foundation
5420 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Suite 100
Montréal, Québec H2T 1S1
For any further information, please contact Catherine Léonard at 514-849-1165