Photo: Karine Patry
Marie Chouinard is internationally recognized as a major innovator in dance and ranked among the world’s best experimental artists.
What is this prize?
The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.
How to qualify
Nominations must be submitted to the Council by individual or organizational members of the Canadian professional performing arts community.
A peer assessment committee will select the recipient from among all the nominations received.
For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on this prize, see the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts Guidelines.
Who created this prize?
Walter Carsen established this fund with a generous $1.1 million donation to the Canada Council for the Arts in 2001.
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