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Call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

October 19, 2012

Ottawa (Canada) —The National Arts Centre and the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) are once again extending a call for nominations for the National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 16, 2012.

The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special dinner on Saturday, January 26, during CAPACOA’s 25th anniversary conference, “The Culture of Place”, which takes place from January 23 to 26 in Toronto.

Established in 1992, the $2,500 award honors exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performance arts in Canada. The recipient—who will also receive a specially-designed 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, management 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 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 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 is Canada’s pre-eminent showcase for the performing arts and the catalyst for the performing arts nationally.  It is home to the internationally acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra, and is a leader in the presentation of music, dance, English and French theatre, variety and community programming.  CAPACOA is a federally incorporated, non-profit pan-Canadian organization serving the performing arts touring and presenting field.
 

NOMINATION FORM
THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO TOURING

The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring honours exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performance arts in Canada.  The 2012 award will be presented at a special dinner in Toronto on Saturday, January 26, 2013 during CAPACOA’s 25th anniversary conference.

Any individual, performing company or other corporation or organization is eligible for the award.  Please print or type all information.

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Nominee's business address

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Please attach to this completed form 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: Friday, November 16, 2012.

Send completed nomination documents to:
Christopher Dearlove
National Arts Centre
PO Box 1534, Station B
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 5W1
Telephone: 613-947-7000, ext. 395
Facsimile: 613-947-7111
Email: chris.dearlove@nac-cna.ca

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