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Prix Powerhouse : inscriptions

March 30, 2012

Montréal (Québec)

It is with honor that
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
launches the second edition of

LE PRIX POWERHOUSE is an award celebrating women* artists who, having reached the mid-stage in their career, continue to contribute in a significant and sustained way to the cultural life of Montréal. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and honour an individual artist of unique vision who pursues their practice with determination and without compromise. The award is integral to the mandate of La Centrale, an artist-run centre committed to providing a platform for practices grounded in feminist discourse and engages a broader spectrum of underrepresented artists and their initiatives within established art institutions.

- $5,000
- an invitation to the laureat to
   give a talk about their art
   practice at La Centrale

- to recognize and support
  women artists who have reached
  at least mid-stage in their career
- to celebrate the vibrancy and
  uniqueness of an influential
- to promote the work of a
  Montréal artist
- to celebrate the contribution
  women artists make to social
  and cultural life

To be eligible, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- be at least 37 years of age and
   identify as a woman
- live within the Greater Montréal
   area at the date of nomination
- have a practice in the visual arts
   that spans more than ten years
   (visual arts includes new media,
   sound and performance)
- sustain a pertinent artistic
   practice of quality that thrives
   under the radar of major
   cultural institutions in the city
(members of the board and La Centrale workers are not eligible)

- be nominated by a third party
- To make a nomination, please download the
   nomination form here.

Nominations, including a completed form with all the required documentation, should be submitted no later than:
Friday, March 30, 2012

By email at

By snail mail here
La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse
4296, boulevard Saint-Laurent
Montréal (Québec) H2W 1Z3

Download descriptive pamphlet here!

*Women and self-identified women.

La Centrale would like to recognize the generous contribution of an anonymous donor that has made this prize possible.

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