Applications being accepted for the Canada Council for the Arts Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture

The Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture is awarded annually to either a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed its first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential. The prize encourages the development of artistic excellence in contemporary architectural practice by supporting the prize recipients to travel around the world to develop their skills and their creative practice, and to strengthen their position in the international architecture world.

Candidates are to define the program of work and related travels that will best support the development and recognition of their practice. Travel can consist of multiple trips to a number of destinations, spread over a two-year period. Proposed activities can include: visits to outstanding buildings; participation in biennales, conferences, colloquiums, competitions and architectural workshops; and meetings with editors, critics and curators of architecture.

To apply for this prize as an individual, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply. To apply as an architectural firm, your firm must be at least 75 percent Canadian-owned and have its head office and executives located in Canada.

Additionally, you must have: maintained a professional practice for at least three years; completed a professional body of work; and been published or have presented your work in a public setting. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013.

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