Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes

The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. Two prizes valued at up to $50,000 each are awarded per year.

Eligibility: Candidates must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. To be nominated, candidates must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution over a significant period and still be active and productive in their career,

Note: If institutional nomination/external expert review is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form by the internal deadline to recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

October 01, 2023October 01, 2023 *
June 15, 2023 Jun. 15, 2023 June 15, 2023 16:00:00 June 15, 2023 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes Encourages continuing contributions to the cultural and intellectual heritage of Canada. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.