As reported by the CBC, the amount of money for the Governor General’s Awards in literature, the performing arts, and visual arts is increasing. The Canada Council provides the prize money; in May of last year the council received $50-million in new funding from the federal government.
The prize for individual winners of Governor General’s literary and visual and media arts awards will be raised from $15,000 to $25,000.
The council will also boost its contribution to the Governor General’s Awards for performing arts so the value of the prize will be increased to $25,000.
The finalists for the 2007 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts will be announced later this month.