Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (March 31, 2017)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

Amount: 30,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian


  • School of Graduate Studies
  • Master of Fine Arts

Established in 2004 by the artist Joe Plaskett, The Plaskett Award provides $30,000 to help fund an emerging Canadian painter who will live, create artwork or travel in Europe for one year (a required minimum of nine months). Starting in 2015, a second award called The Nancy Petry Award is offered, which provides $10,000 to the runner-up to create artwork and travel in Europe for three months.


The candidate chosen for The Joseph Plaskett Award or The Nancy Petry Award will be an outstanding emerging Canadian artist in the field of painting.

A Canadian student currently enrolled or accepted in a master's program in Canada with a practice specialization of painting, or having recently (within 12 months) obtained a Master's degree with a specialization of painting.


$30,000 for 1 year in Europe
$10,000 for 3 months in Europe

Internal Deadline:March 31
Agency Deadline: April 5

Further information and the application can be found on the Plasket website.