1. Funding
  2. Prizes

John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Current winners: Camilla Holland and Daniel Martin

Current Winners

Camilla Holland
Executive Director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

Professional Development and Renewal Award
Camilla will be attending the 2018 James P. Shannon Leadership Institute. It will be a year-long period of guided self-reflection, at a key moment in her leadership at the theatre.

Daniel Martin
Managing & Artistic Producer, Upintheair Theatre

Mentorship Award
Daniel will be working with Norman Armour of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival for a year shadowing his work as well as accompanying him on two networking/curatorial trips in order to benefit from key learning moments.

What is this prize?

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes.

  • The Professional Development and Renewal Award is granted to an outstanding arts manager wishing to take part in a recognized program, seminar or workshop.
  • The Mentorship Award goes to an arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills under the supervision of a mentor in his or her field.

Prize amount

Two prizes of $10,000 each

How to qualify

Apply to the Council.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all applications received.

For applicant and mentor eligibility criteria, application forms and further information on these prizes, see the John Hobday Awards in Arts Management Guidelines.



2 October

Who created this prize?

These prizes were established with a $1 million donation from the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts. John Hobday made an enormous contribution to improving the work quality and professionalism of Canadian arts managers by promoting professional development and continuous training and focusing on the profession's importance for the growth and viability of the arts.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer, Prizes

Canada Council for the Arts

150 Elgin Street, P.O. Box 1047

Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

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

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

October, 2018


Prize Amount

Up to

By Application

Cumulative list of winners

We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes.