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News Release

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NAC Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring

September 18, 2017

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, October 13, 2017.

The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special event at the NAC on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from November 15 to 18, 2017 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 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, 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 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, 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.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Mélanie Bureau
Operations Manager
CAPACOA
613-562-3515
melanie.bureau@capacoa.ca

 
 

Carl Martin
Senior Communications Advisor
National Arts Centre
613 947-7000, ext 560
carl.martin@nac-cna.ca

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 2017 award will be presented at a special event on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the NAC in Ottawa during CAPACOA’s annual conference.

Any individual, performing company or other corporation or organization is eligible for the award. 

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Nominee's present position

 

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Nominee's business address

 

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Name of Nominator

 

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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, OCTOBER 13, 2017

Send completed nomination documents to:    Christopher Dearlove
                                                                        National Arts Centre
                                                                        PO Box 1534, Station B
                                                                        Ottawa, ON  K1P 5W1
                                                                        Telephone: (613) 947-7000, ext. 395
                                                                        E-mail: chris.dearlove@nac-cna.ca

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