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Robert Fleming Prize

Lindsay Dawn Dobbin

Lindsay Dawn Dobbin

Photo: Meg Yoshida

Current Winner

Lindsay Dawn Dobbin

Lindsay Dawn Dobbin is a Kanien’kehá:ka-Acadian-Irish water protector, artist, musician, storyteller, curator and educator who lives and works in Wabanaki Territory. Dobbin’s transdisciplinary work in sound art, music, performance, sculpture, installation, social practices, and writing places wonder, listening, collaboration, play and improvisation at the centre of creativity and explores the connection between the environment and the body, engaging in sensorial intimacy with the land and water. Dobbin’s practice aims to bring attention to the natural world as witness, teacher and collaborator in learning—making visible and audible our interdependence with the larger web of living beings and systems in which human life is embedded.

To learn more about the artist and their work, visit their website.

What is this prize?

The Robert Fleming Prize is awarded to an exceptionally talented young Canadian composer to further their career development. This is one of the only prizes awarded to Canadian composers.

Prize amount

$2,000

How to qualify

You do not apply for this prize. Applicants to some grant programs are eligible and will be considered for prizes. Visit Grants | The Canada Council for the Arts to learn more about our granting programs.

Deadline(s)

Annual

Who created this prize?

This prize was created, and is awarded, in the memory of Robert Fleming, a Canadian composer who was also a pianist, organist, choir director and professor, at Carleton University in particular, to promote the careers of young composers.

For more information

Annual

Prize amount

$2,000

By Grant Application

Cumulative list of winners

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