Nominations Now Open | Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts

Date: Mar 9, 2020

Deadline: Mar 30, 2020 - 10:00 pm

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts is an annual prize that recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a 4-year cycle – in dance, theatre, dance and music – and is up to the amount of $50,000.

The prize to be awarded in 2020 will be in the field of dance.

Walter Carsen established the endowment fund for the prize in February 2001 through a generous donation of $1.1 million to the Canada Council. The Canada Council administers and promotes the prize.

Prize amount

$50,000

How to qualify

Nominations must be submitted to the Canada Council for the Arts by individual or organizational members of the Canadian professional performing arts community.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all the nominations received.

For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on this prize, see the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts Guidelines.