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Joseph S. Stauffer Prizes

2018 Winners: Jean-François Sénéchal, Christian Bouchard, Vishal Jugdeo

Jean-François Sénéchal (top left), Christian Bouchard (top right), Vishal Jugdeo (bottom right)

Photo: Julie Durocher (top left), Bettina Kemme (top right), William Wright (bottom right)

Current Winners

Jean-François Sénéchal (Literature)

With his novels, Jean-François Sénéchal constructs a body of social literature that upholds the idea of hope against all odds.

Christian Bouchard (Music)

Electroacoustic composer, Christian Bouchard’s work also touches on music for theatre, film and installations. Recently, he’s been making electronic music and as an electronic sound artist he works with the Theresa Transistor quartet. For his music, he’s been awarded composition prizes at national and international competitions.

Vishal Jugdeo (Visual Arts)

Vishal Jugdeo is an interdisciplinary artist whose work in video, installation and sculpture blends fictional and documentary approaches to narrative.

What is this prize?

The Joseph S. Stauffer Prizes are awarded to emerging and mid-career (less than 15 years of practice) Canadian artists who exhibit strong artistic potential in music, visual arts and literature.


Prize amount

Up to three prizes of $5,000 each (one in each discipline).


How to Qualify

Professional emerging and mid-career (less than 15 years of practice) Canadian artists who exhibit strong artistic potential in music, visual arts and literature, who submit an eligible application to the Explore and Create program, are automatically considered for this prize. The winners are selected based on the assessment of their grant application.


Deadline(s)

Annual


Who created this prize?

These prizes are awarded to honour the memory of Joseph S. Stauffer, whose bequest enabled the Canada Council to encourage young Canadians of outstanding promise or potential.

Further Information

Jennifer Cherniack

Program Officer

E-mail: prizes@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5265

Fax: (613) 566-4390

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Annual

Prize Amount

Up to
$5,000

By program

Cumulative list of winners

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