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

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, October 11, 2019.

The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a dinner at the NAC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from November 13 to 16, 2019 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 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, 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.

 

For more information, please contact:

Mélanie Bureau                                                   

Operations Manager                                             

CAPACOA                                                             

(613) 562-3515                                                      

melanie.bureau@capacoa.ca       

 

Andrea Ruttan                      

Communications Strategist, National Creation Fund

613-947-7000 ext. 396

Andrea.Ruttan@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 2019 award will be presented at a dinner at the NAC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 during CAPACOA’s annual conference.

 

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

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Name of nominee

 

 

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Nominee's present position

 

 

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Nominee's business address

 

 

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City, Province                                                         Postal Code                                 Telephone No.

 

 

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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 11, 2019

 

Send completed nomination documents to:                

Chris 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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