Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts
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 dance, theatre or music. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle – in dance, theatre, dance and music. A prize of $30,000 will be awarded in 2013 in the field of music.
Walter Carsen established the endowment fund for the prize in February 2001 through a generous donation of $1.1 million to the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council administers and promotes the prize.