Call for Proposals: Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft Pin

The Canadian Crafts Federation is seeking proposals for the new Robert Jekyll Award pin.

The Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to advancing the Canadian craft sector. Artist Simon Wroot created the previous award in sterling silver and enamel. 

Illustration of Simon Wroot’s Robert Jekyll Award Pin

This pin has been awarded to notable members of the Canadian craft community, including Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Louise Lemieux Bérubé, and most recently, Gilles Latour. For more information on the Robert Jekyll Award, follow this link

We welcome submissions in all craft media by artists at any stage of their career (emerging, mid-career, or established) for the next iteration of the Robert Jekyll Award pin. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Applications accepted until: August 30th, 2024 (Midnight EST)


  • Artists who hold membership with a Canadian provincial or territorial craft council are eligible to apply. To become a member, follow this link to find your local council.
  • Proposals can be submitted by artists working in any craft-based media.
  • Applications will only be accepted through our online form. Hard copy or email submissions will not be accepted.
  • There is no fee associated with applying. 

Award Information: 

  • The selected artist must be able to create 10-20 lapel pins by 2026.

Selection Criteria:

  • Quality of work
  • Quality of proposal
  • Suitability of budget
  • Identity – The Canadian Crafts Federation is committed to supporting, advocating for, and promoting marginalized artists and will consider proposals with the Canada Council for the Arts’ designated priority groups in mind (artists who are Indigenous, Black, racialized, Deaf, disabled, 2SLGBTQI+, gender-diverse, or from official language minority communities)


  • Compensation will be calculated based on the winning applicant’s proposed budget.  

We will respond to all applicants with results in September 2024.