News (National): The Siminovitch Prize 2018 – Call for Nominations in Design

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News (National): The Siminovitch Prize 2018 – Call for Nominations in Design


The Siminovitch Prize and the National Arts Centre are calling for nominations for Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. The Siminovitch Prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Lou Siminovitch and the late Elinore Siminovitch, a pioneering playwright.

The Siminovitch Prize shines a spotlight on excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre with an annual prize of $100,000. Over a three-year cycle, the Prize honours a professional director, playwright or designer who is an acknowledged leader in the theatre and whose work is transformative and influential. This year’s Prize will be awarded to a theatrical designer on Monday, November 5, 2018 at the National Arts Centre.

The Siminovitch Prize is Canadian Theatre’s most prestigious award, and it can literally be life-changing for an artist in mid-career. This year we welcome nominations that champion our country’s most transformative and influential designers,” said Jury Chair Vanessa Porteous.

Past laureates include celebrated designers Anick La Bissonnière in 2015, Robert Thomson in 2012, Ronnie Burkett in 2009, Dany Lyne in 2006 and Louise Campeau in 2003.

The Prize also recognizes the importance of mentorship to support emerging talent. The recipient receives $75,000 and, in turn, chooses a protégé to receive $25,000, generously sponsored by TD Bank Group.

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