Would you like to reward and recognize the work of an artist who identifies as a woman, non-binary and / or from a traditionally underrepresented community* and whose career has been significant in Montréal’s cultural environment?
Send us their nomination before December 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST!

The PRIX POWERHOUSE is a 10 000$ biennial recognition award shared between two Montréal artists to celebrate their artistic journey. It is destined to mid-stage and established artists who contribute in a significant way to Montréal’s cultural life. This award honours artists who continue their work by remaining committed in their approach. The award is in line with La Centrale's mandate to promote feminist artistic practices and to support underrepresented artists in dominant cultural institutions. The centre is a platform for contemporary art carried by feminisms, intersectionality and social justice.



• Support mid-staged or established artists 

• Recognize the strength and singularity of an influent artistic practice, but underrepresented

• Promote the work of two Montréal artists by providing financial support and by holding a joint exhibition at La Centrale 

• Celebrate the contribution of artists who identify as a woman, non-binary and / or from a traditionally underrepresented community* to Montréal’s cultural environment


• A 5000$ grant given to each winner

• A four-week joint retrospective exhibition with artist fees (CARFAC rates) at La Centrale in

April 2022

• An awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition


The nominated artist should:

• Be an artist aged 37 and over who identifies as a woman, non-binary or from a traditionally underrepresented community*

• Be an artist in visual art, media art, audio art, performance (including transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary practices)

• Live in the Greater Montréal Area by the time of the nomination

• Pursue a professional artistic career for at least ten years 

• Support an original and influential artistic practice underrepresented in dominant cultural institutions 

Please note that the artist must be nominated by a third party. Members of the La Centrale’s Board of directors and workers are not eligible for the award.



To nominate an artist for the prize, please fill out this form

Be sure to join a hyperlink to one or more relevant examples of the artist’s work (website, Facebook and Instagram page, documentation, press review, etc.)
If no document of the artist’s work is available on the web, please send us support documents (image, video, audio, etc.) to complete your nomination via WeTransfer at the address by identifying the documents with the artist’s full name, following the suggested form: LastName_FirstName_Powerhouse2022_Image1.jpeg

The deadline for nominations is December 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

La Centrale would like to recognize the generous contribution of an anonymous donor who made this prize possible.

*Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQQIPAA+, disabled or neurodivergent people