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This $5,000 prize, awarded every two years, offers Canadian classical singers under age 35 an opportunity to pursue their career through further studies. The winner is selected from the recipients of the Grants to Professional Musicians program.
This annual competition promotes Canadian music and excellence in performance by young Canadian pianists, vocalists and string players. First Prize entails a national tour and $5,000.
Up to six awards of $25,000 each are given annually for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film and broadcasting. Nominations must be submitted to the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Foundation.
This biennial prize, worth $5,000, is for the choir giving the most convincing performance in musicianship, technique and program at the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. The Association of Canadian Choral Communities administers the competition.
This award provides $5,000 to professional Canadian artists in music, architecture and theatre who are pursuing graduate studies outside of Canada and who are graduates of a Canadian school. Architecture candidates must apply to be considered for the award.
This annual award, worth $1,000, is given to an emerging Canadian orchestra conductor, selected from among the resident or staff conductors of Canadian orchestras, as nominated by a peer assessment committee in the Grants to Professional Musicians program.
Two $10,000 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are given annually to established and mid-career arts managers for professional development or mentorship. Candidates must apply for the award.
Each year, up to three Canadian artists who have received a Canada Council grant in the fields of literature, visual arts or music, are awarded a $5,000 Joseph S. Stauffer Prize.
By application, the $7,500 Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music, designed to encourage the creation of new chamber music and to foster its performance by Canadian chamber groups, is awarded annually to a Canadian composer for a composition.
The Michael Measures Prize recognizes promising performers of classical music. One recipient is selected annually from the National Youth Orchestra of Canada students between the ages of 16 and 22 who have successfully completed the annual summer training program.
Two prizes of $50,000 each are awarded annually to distinguished Canadians, one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities. Candidates must be nominated for the prize.
The triennial Musical Instrument Bank competition makes available violins, cellos and bows to be loaned to gifted established Canadian professional musicians or young Canadian professional musicians about to embark on international solo or chamber music careers. Candidates must apply.