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Support the carrer of a 37 years and older artist by nominating them for the Powerhouse Prize 2018!

Deadline April 30, 2018

The PRIX POWERHOUSE is a biennal $5,000 recognition award that celebrates women* artists who have reached the mid-stage in their career and contribute in a significant and sustained way to the cultural life of Montréal. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and honour individual artists of unique vision who pursues their practice with determination and without compromise.


- Two 5,000$ grand prizes.
- A one month exhibition at La Centrale for the two nominees chosen by an external jury of cultural professionals from Montreal.

- Be at least 37 years of age and identify as a woman

- Live within the Greater Montréal area at the date of nomination
- Be nominated by a third party (only one nomination per artist will be considered)
- Have a practice in the visual arts that spans more than ten years (visual arts includes new media, sound and performance)

- Sustain a pertinent artistic practice of quality that thrives under the radar of major cultural institutions in the city
- Board and staff members of La Centrale are not eligible


To nominate an artist, please fill the present form and send it to us along an email stating why the artist is deserving of the prize, according to the above stated criteria.  Do not forget to mention why you feel this artist is underrecognized and to include visuals of her work.

Please include the full contact information (email, phone, postal address) for yourself and your nominee.
Nominations should be submitted no later than:
 Monday April 30th, 2018
By email or Dropbox to

*Women and self-identified women.
La Centrale would like to recognize the generous contribution of an anonymous donor that has made this prize possible.

It is with great honor that we are launching the first edition of LE PRIX POWERHOUSE.