Catalyst Theatre’s Managing Director Eva Cairns wins John Hobday Award for Arts Management

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Catalyst Theatre’s Managing Director Eva Cairns wins John Hobday Award for Arts Management

Canada Council for the Arts Communiqué

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Performing arts professionals win John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Ottawa, January 24, 2011 – The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that former contemporary dancer Mary-Louise Albert, now Artistic Managing Director of the Norman Rothstein Theatre and Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, and Eva Cairns, Managing Producer for Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, are the 2011 winners of the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management. The Awards celebrate established and mid career arts managers.

Ms. Albert’s award will enable her to pursue a mentorship with Howard Jang, Executive Director of Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre Company. The mentorship will allow them to work together on a series of specific themes such as financial control and budgeting in a large organization, board governance, management of multiple venues, donors programs and corporate sponsor relationship building as well as exploring the executive director’s multifaceted role in supporting artistic vision.

Ms. Cairns’s award for professional development will enable her to take three Leadership Development Programs at the Banff Centre. The programs will focus on effective leadership, how to draw out the best from a team and each individual on it, and on how to nurture a culture of strategic thinking in an organization.

Images of Mss. Albert and Cairns can be downloaded from the Canada Council image gallery.

Read the complete news release here or by copying and pasting the following URL into your web browser’s address bar: www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2011/lf129403543120409563.htm

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