The National Arts Centre and CAPACOA are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from November 4 to 8, 2023 in Ottawa.
Established in 1992, the $2,500 award honors exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performing arts in Canada. The recipient – who will also receive an exquisite porcelain sculpture by Gatineau’s Paula Murray – is chosen from nominations solicited from within the industry and is selected by a committee composed of presenters, artists, managers and representatives from the National Arts Centre and CAPACOA. The recipient may be an individual, performing company, corporation or other organization.
Previous recipients include Ballet BC (2019), Derek Andrews (2018), the East Coast Music Association (2017), Paul Tanguay (2016), Norman Armour (2015), Tafelmusik (2014), Alain Paré (2013), Peter Feldman (2012), Ballet Jörgen Canada (2011), La danse sur les routes (2010), Uriel Luft (2009), the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils (2008), Judy Harquail (2007), Ottie Lockey (2006), Colin McIntyre (2005), CBC Radio/la radio de Radio-Canada (2004), Debut Atlantic (2003), Richard Stoker (2002), Nicholas Goldschmidt (2001), Bruce Owen (2000), the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (1999), David Haber (1998), Dr. Elmer Iseler (1997), Jean-Paul Gagnon (1996), Hugh Davidson (1995), Mark Porteous (1994), George Zukerman (1993), and CAPACOA (1992).
Nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring may be submitted using the attached nomination form below, and must be sent directly to the National Arts Centre along with documentation detailing the nominee’s background, experience, achievements and long-term contribution to live performance touring in Canada. Submissions should also include at least two supporting letters of reference and any other material pertinent to the nomination.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada. CAPACOA is a federally incorporated, non-profit pan-Canadian organization serving the performing arts touring and presenting field.
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National Arts Centre
Please attach to the completed form below documentation detailing the nominee’s background, experience, achievements and long-term contribution to live performance touring in Canada. Please include a minimum of two supporting letters of reference and any other material (newspaper articles, press releases, etc.) that you feel is pertinent to the nomination.
Nomination deadline: September 29, 2023
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Send completed nomination documents to: Chris Dearlove (National Arts Centre) at firstname.lastname@example.org.