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Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards

Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards

Current winners

Current Winners

Amanda Strong, Yara El-Ghadban, Kevin Lau, Marcus Youssef, Bruno Bouchard, Vladimir "7Starr" Laurore and Kevin Schmidt have all been recognized for outstanding achievement in their respective disciplines.

*Prize Currently Suspended*

Please stay tuned for some developments concerning the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards.

This prize will be suspended for 2017, as the Council is reviewing its suite of prizes to better serve our communities and artists. An announcement will be made by early 2018 to introduce these changes.

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.

The new process for eligibility will be announced alongside the changes to the prize.



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

Lori Knoll

Program Officer

E-mail: lori.knoll@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5573

Toll free: 1-800-263-5533, ext. 5573

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


Prize Amount


Cumulative list of winners

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