Call for Applications: John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Established through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the John Hobday Awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes. Two awards of $10,000 each may be given annually:

  • The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.
  • The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.

The deadline for applications is 30 September, 2015.

Eligibility
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
  • have a minimum of 10 years’ experience (not necessarily continuous years) as a professional arts manager
  • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)

Specific eligibility criteria for the Mentorship award:
For the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)
    • be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organization
    • be an established or mid-career arts manager
    • have submitted all overdue final reports to the Canada Council.

For further information, contact Sarah Brown, Program Officer, Prizes Section. 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004. TTY: 1-866-565-5559

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