Support Canadian Artists

The Joe Plaskett Foundation is a registered charity initially funded by Joseph Plaskett personally. In 2014, the Nancy Petry Foundation approached us about creating a second prize using our jury process. The inaugural Petry Prize was awarded in 2015. This has been a very successful partnership.

The Joe Plaskett Foundation is actively looking for donors and/or partners who are interested in promoting Canadian artists. We encourage any interested parties to contact us to discuss their ideas, including donors who would like to enhance one of our existing two prizes or to create a new prize.

In addition to the wonderful experience of living abroad, our winners gain recognition in the Canadian art world that is invaluable to their careers. The reputation of our awards is exactly what Joseph Plaskett envisioned when he founded the Joe Plaskett Foundation.

Please reach out to us by email at and one of our board members will get in touch with you to discuss the possibilities.