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    Easing into the Future in Woody Point, Newfoundland

    By Claude Schryer
    Canada Council Inter-Arts Office Coordinator Claude Schryer presenting the Council’s New Funding Model at Bonne Bay Marine Station, Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, July 17, 2015. Photo: Tom Cochrane, Old Crow Magazine

    From July 15 to 18, 2015, I had the privilege of participating in Liminus a gathering of some 60 artists, health care professionals, scientists, strategists, institutional workers and community members. The aim of this visioning workshop and festival was to develop an interdisciplinary retreat, conference, and workshop facility in Woody Point (population c. 400) on the shores of Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site in Western Newfoundland. Part music/inter-ar...

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    #CCPrizes: Reinhard Pekrun, making the link between emotion, memory and learning

    By Reinhard Pekrun
    Reinhard Pekrun

    Dr. Reinhard Pekrun is a psychology professor from the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich, In June 2015 he was selected for the John G. Diefenbaker Award, which funds a German scholar to visit Canada to research, teach and advance knowledge in a particular field. Through this award, he will stay at the University of Manitoba to collaborate with Canadian scholars to advance research on the role emotions play in learning, memory processes and cognitive perf...

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    #CCPrizes: Ame Henderson, reimagining dance

    By Ame Henderson
    Ame Henderson teaching in Slovania. Photo: Nada Zgank

    Ame Henderson is an associate artist with Public Recordings, a collaborative operation that conjoins artistic research, performance creation, learning, and publication. In 2014, Henderson was artist-in-residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) where her project rehearsal/performance investigated AGO’s history of live performance. In June 2015 she was selected for a Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (VLMS) for dance. The VLMS award-winners are innovative, risk-taking a...

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    #CCPrizes: M. NourbeSe Philip on the arts, social justice and leaving a legacy

    By M. NourbSe Philip
    M. NourbSe Philip. Photo : Maria Nunes

    M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist and playwright. She is author of five books of poetry, three collections of essays, short and long fiction. Her most recent work is book-length epic poem Zong!, which engages with the law, history and memory. In June 2015 she was selected for a Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (VLMS) for inter-arts. The VLMS award-winners are innovative, risk-taking artists representing a diverse range of artistic practices. They are selected fr...

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    #CCPrizes: Mathieu Latulippe on early influences, risks and lessons learned

    By Mathieu Latulippe
    Mathieu Latulippe, La chute, digital ink jet impression on archival paper, 80 x 120 cm, 2013. From the installation Retour à Paradise Lost. Photo: Mathieu Latulippe

    Mathieu Latulippe’s multidisciplinary practice explores certain mythological sources and cultural perceptions at the basis of our modern identity with humour and fantasy. Until recently, Mathieu Latulippe was artist in residence at the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in Switzerland. He is currently pursuing research on the relationships between esthetics, medicine, nature and landscape. In June 2015, he received the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in the visua...

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    #CCPrizes: Judd Palmer on puppetry, art and a spirit of service

    By Judd Palmer
    Judd Palmer. Jason Stang Photography

    Judd Palmer is a writer and illustrator and one of the founders of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop, a Calgary-based collective-creation group that makes puppet shows for adults and children as well as films and sculptures; they also sometimes design sets, costumes and playgrounds. In June 2015 he was selected for a Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award (VLMS) for theatre. The VLMS award-winners are innovative, risk-taking artists representing a diverse range of artistic practices. Th...

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