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Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards

Current winner: Chloe Charles

Current winner: Chloe Charles

Photo: Jen Squires Photographer

Current Winners

Louise Moyes, Stephen Thompson, Duane Linklater, Chloe Charles, Félix Beaulieu-Duchesneau, Cedric Bomford and Karen Solie have all been recognized for outstanding achievement in their respective disciplines.

What is this prize?

The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards are given for outstanding artistic achievement by Canadian artists in seven disciplines: Dance, Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing and Publishing.

Prize amount

Seven prizes of $15,000 each

How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified for this prize by applying to the Canada Council's various Grants to Professional Artists programs.

As of 1 April 2017, applicants to the Explore and Create program may be considered for it.

An assessment committee will select the recipients from among all eligible applicants.



Who created this prize?

The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Fund was established thanks to a generous bequest from Mr. Lynch-Staunton to the Canada Council in 1967.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

Fax: (613) 566-4390

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


Prize Amount


By program

Cumulative list of winners

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