Painting

The Joseph Plaskett Award

This award demonstrates a successful partnership between the Joseph Plaskett Foundation and the RCA.  The award honors excellence in painting by providing $25,000 to a qualified MFA student for travel, studio work or study in Europe for one year. Independent juries are selected each year from among well-known Canadian artists.

Criteria for eligibility and FAQs are available on the Joseph Plaskett Award site.

The Nancy Petry Award

The Nancy Petry Award in Painting, administered by the RCA, is given to an outstanding Canadian artist who has completed or is completing an MFA degree in Canada with a specialization in painting. The $10,000 award provides funding for travel, studio work or study in Europe (including the UK) for four months. Independent juries are selected each year from among well-known Canadian artists. Criteria for eligibility and FAQ are available on the Joseph Plaskett Award site.

Royal Canadian Academy of Arts