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Applications Open For the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 10:26 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes.

The Professional Development and Renewal Award is granted to an outstanding arts manager wishing to take part in a recognized program, seminar or workshop.

The Mentorship Award goes to an arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills under the supervision of a mentor in his or her field.

Prize amount: Two prizes of $10,000 each

How to qualify

Apply to the Canada Council for the Arts. A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all applications received.

For applicant and mentor eligibility criteria, application forms and further information on these prizes, see the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management Guidelines.

Deadline to Apply: 2 October

The prizes were established with a $1 million donation from the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts. John Hobday made an enormous contribution to improving the work quality and professionalism of Canadian arts managers by promoting professional development and continuous training and focusing on the profession's importance for the growth and viability of the arts.



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