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, September 16, 2011.

The National Arts Centre award will be presented at a special dinner on Sunday, November 6, 2011, during CAPACOA’s annual conference, which takes place from November 4 to 7 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 jury 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 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 CAPACOA 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.

CAPACOA is a federally incorporated, non-profit pan-Canadian organization serving the performing arts touring and presenting field. The National Arts Centre is Canada’s pre-eminent showcase for the performing arts and the catalyst for the performing arts nationally. The National Arts Centre is home to the internationally acclaimed National Arts Centre Orchestra, and is a leader in the presentation of: classical music, dance, English and French theatre, variety and community programming.

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For more information, please contact:

Marilena Gaudio
Acting Operations Manager


Carl Martin
National Arts Centre
(613)947-7000, ext. 560