Joseph Plaskett Foundation Award

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (May 1, 2022)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2022

Amount: 30,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian


  • Master of Fine Arts


  • School of Graduate Studies

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.


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


  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a visual artist in the field of painting;
  • an MFA student in one of the following situations:
    • who has been accepted into an MFA program;
    • who is currently in an MFA program;
    • who has graduated from an MFA program within the last 12 months.
  • willing to live, travel, and create artwork in Europe (including UK) for a minimum of six months (Plaskett Award) or two months (Petry Award).


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