Role of the Saidye Bronfman Award Partners:
Canadian Museum of Civilization:
Canadian Museum of Civilization has collaborated with The Samuel
and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation since it opened in 1989.
year, the Museum acquires examples of the Saidye Bronfman Award
recipient's work for its permanent collection and produces a broadcast
quality video of the artist at work. These activities are supported
on a matching basis with funds from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman
Foundation contributes generously to the Museum's acquisition of
works by each of the laureates. This ongoing cooperation between
The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation and the Museum
has created an outstanding Canadian craft collection.
Canada Council for the Arts :
Canada Council for the Arts administers the nomination and jurying
process for the Award, with support from the Foundation. The peer
assessment committee which adjudicates the Award considers all aspects
of aesthetics, including creativity, innovation and technical mastery,
as well as the nominee's contribution to the development of the
fine crafts in Canada over a significant period of time.
finalists are now named each year for the award, and they, along
with the award laureate are recognized at the annual award ceremony.
The Canada Council for the Arts is also an active participant in
the events surrounding the award ceremony.
can see the Bronfman Collection on-line by visiting: www.civilization.ca.
The site presents in-depth information on the Award winners from
1977 to 2001.
of the winners of the Prix Saidye Bronfman Award are involved in
the Ontario Crafts Council. You can view some of their current work
online by going to the Ontario
Arts Council's virtual gallery.
Many of the artist portraits used in this project were taken by photographers Rolf Bettner and Andrew Leyerle.