The Burtynsky Grant 2023

  • Deadline
    13 Oct 2023
  • Link
  • Entry fee
  • Topics Awards, Photobooks

Burtynsky Grant is a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.


In 2016, photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT established the Burtynsky Grant to foster the creation of photobooks by Canadians. The grant supports photo-based artists who are at the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form.

Practical Info

Applicants should provide via filesharing services a minimum of 10 spreads of the book dummy that best communicate the project and vision for publication, as well as a project statement and a rough outline of the use of the grant funding. Hardcopy submissions are also accepted by drop-off or mail.


Established in 1997, CONTACT is a not-for-profit organization celebrating the art and profession of photography. Committed to cultivating an inclusive and accessible approach to the medium, CONTACT builds community by providing a platform for dynamic collaborations and productive engagement between Canadian and international photographers, curators, partner organizations, and audiences, locally and globally. In both its annual Festival and in its year-round programming, CONTACT recognizes the significance of photography within all aspects of contemporary life, and the creative possibilities it envisions for the past, present, and future.

Abendlied by Birthe Piontek | Winner 2018

Abendlied by Birthe Piontek | Winner 2018

Frequency by Cristian Ordóñez | Winner 2021

Frequency by Cristian Ordóñez | Winner 2021

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