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 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.
Two $6,000 prizes are awarded biennially, each for the Anglophone and Francophone theatre communities. Candidates are nominated for the prize. The John Hirsch Prize recognizes new and developing theatre directors demonstrating great potential for future excellence and artistic vision.
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.
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 Peter Dwyer Scholarships, totaling $20,000, are awarded annually to the most promising students at the National Ballet School ($10,000) and the National Theatre School ($10,000). The scholarships are awarded by the Schools.
These annual $15,000 Awards are for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian mid-career artists in Dance, Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing and Publishing. The winners are chosen from the pool of applicants from the Grants to Professional Artists programs.
This annual prize (max. $50,000) 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 four-year cycle – in dance, theatre, dance and music. Candidates do not apply for the prize, but must be nominated by an eligible nominator.