Call for Applications for 2013 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 in Arts Management 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.

There are two distinct awards:

  • 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 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria for both awards:

Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To apply for these awards, 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)
  • be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organization.

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.

Amount of the Awards

Two awards of $10,000 each may be given annually.

Deadline

For 2012 only, the deadline for arts managers wishing to submit their application is December 1, 2012. The deadline will revert to September 30 as of 2013.

Further Information

Visit http://canadacouncil.ca/prizes/john_hobday/cz128291756918058483.htm for guidelines and application forms.

Janet Riedel Pigott
Program Officer
Endowments and Prizes Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4116

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