Joseph S. Stauffer Prizes
Photo: Julie Durocher (top left), Bettina Kemme (top right), William Wright (bottom right)
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.
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.
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.
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