Canada Council postpones two competitions

Due to the uncertainty around international travel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canada Council for the Arts has postponed the competitions for the Prix de Rome in Architecture – Professional and Prix de Rome in Architecture – Emerging Practitioners

The Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture is awarded to a young practitioner of architecture or an architectural firm that has completed their first built works and has demonstrated exceptional artistic potential. The prize amount is $50,000, which is intended to contribute to the costs of the proposed program of work and related travels.

The Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate from a Canadian architectural school who has demonstrated exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design. With this prize, the recipient may visit architectural buildings and carry out an internship at an internationally renowned architectural firm anywhere in the world.

The Council states that the deadline for submitting an application for both prizes is postponed for one year, until October 1, 2021. This means that the organization will be naming two winners for each prize, for a total of four winners, in 2021.

In fairness to all Emerging Practitioners applicants, the Council will relax the eligibility criteria and extend the period during which new graduates can submit an application.

 Details will be provided in the guidelines to be published in summer 2021.