Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards
The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards, worth $15,000, are awarded annually starting in 2005 for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists in the disciplines of Dance, Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing and Publishing.
The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Fund originated from a generous bequest by the late Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton to the Canada Council for the Arts in 1967. Until 2005, the annual revenues were used to award senior grants in Visual Arts and Music.
The winners are chosen from the pool of applicants from the Grants to Professional Artists programs – one in each discipline.