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Call for Submissions (Alberta): The Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management – The Rozsa Foundation

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Call for Submissions (Alberta): The Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management – The Rozsa Foundation

Rozsa Award

To recognize, celebrate and promote individual excellence in arts management

Purpose of the Provincial Rozsa Award: Created in 2002 to honor the philanthropic efforts of the late Dr. Ted Rozsa and Dr. Lola Rozsa, the annual Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management (“Rozsa Award”) is intended to recognize, celebrate and promote individual excellence in arts management.

Award Eligibility Criteria

The nominated Individual (“nominee”) must:

  • be a person, not an organization
  • be a Managing Director, General Manager, CEO (or equivalent) of an Alberta not-for-profit arts organization with a budget of ≥ 500k 
  • have been employed full-time or part-time in this executive leadership position by the affiliated arts organization for at least three years
  • be available for an interview by the Rozsa Award Jury (“Jury”)
  • be available to become a member of the Jury and attend the award deliberation sessions in the two years following their selection. In addition, the recipient must be willing to address public sessions on key management practices during that year, and announce their selection in their season’s brochure and/or on their website

The affiliated Arts Organization (“nominator”) must:

  • be a non-profit with a charitable registration number
  • have been in business for at least three years
  • have a well-defined cycle of activities, the content of which must have a distinct arts focus (as opposed to a cultural celebration)
  • be an individual company, offering presentations of work by artists or creators of art to the public, either to participate or to experience: that is, have exhibitions, staged performances or publications of works
  • be deemed to make a meaningful contribution within the arts sector and to the artistic life of their community
  • employ business processes and practices that reflect ethical principles and values

Eight Award Criteria

  1. Encouragement of artistic innovation in the context of achieving positive operating results.
  2. Positive impact upon the financial well-being of the affiliated organization through the development and adoption of a sustainable business model.
  3. Effective contribution to stakeholder engagement; implementation of good governance principles and practices with an appropriate organizational structure (Board, volunteers).
  4. Enhancement of the organization’s internal administrative systems and sustainable infrastructure: people, practises, policies, business processes.
  5. Implementation of significant strategic alliances or partnerships that have demonstrably strengthened business results.
  6. Demonstration of powerful community engagement that has advanced the organization and its interests.
  7. Provision of effective opportunities for staff, volunteer and/or professional artist development.
  8. Transformational impact on the organization.

Nomination process 

Stage One: Submission deadline for Stage One is Monday, May 8, 2017 at 4PM.

For detailed information on the entire nomination process/eligibility criteria, please click here.

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