The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre to be awarded October 21, 2013
TORONTO, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre
announced new partnerships with the University of Toronto and the RBC
Foundation to support Canada's largest theatre award, the 2013
Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. The Siminovitch Prize will be awarded
October 21, 2013 at Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto,
organizers announced today.
"Over the last few months, many individuals and organizations have
rallied together to support the Siminovitch Prize and help ensure that
its legacy and impact on Canadian theatre continues," said Dr. Lou Siminovitch. "We are delighted to partner with University of Toronto and RBC
Foundation and proud to announce that we are accepting nominations for
this year's prize which will be awarded in the fall."
The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For nomination guidelines and to download the nomination form visit www.siminovitchprize.com.
Created in 2001, the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre recognizes excellence
in direction, playwriting and design on a three-year cycle and goes to
an artist who is deemed to be in mid-career. Accordingly, the 2013
Siminovitch Prize will be awarded to a professional director. The
$100,000 award allows the recipient to take his/her craft to the next
level of accomplishment, while encouraging a next generation artist by
allocating $25,000 of the prize money to a protégé of the recipient's
choice. This year's Protégé Prize is generously supported by the RBC Emerging Artist Project.
"The RBC Emerging Artist Project is committed to helping identify and
support artists in the early stages of their careers," said Shari
Austin, vice-president, Corporate Citizenship, RBC and executive
director, RBC Foundation. "We are excited to partner with the
Siminovitch Prize to recognize the next generation of Canadian artists
who have demonstrated potential but need some assistance."
University of Toronto will host the prize announcement ceremony at historic Hart House on Monday, October 21, 2013.
About the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre
The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre honours professional directors,
playwrights and designers by acknowledging excellence while encouraging
even greater exploration and originality in Canadian theatre. The
Siminovitch Prize was created in 2001 and is dedicated to distinguished
scientist Lou Siminovitch and his late wife Elinore, a playwright. A
jury awards the $100,000 prize annually. Previous recipients include
director Daniel Brooks (2001), playwright Carole Fréchette (2002),
director Jillian Keiley (2004), playwright Daniel MacIvor (2008),
designer Ronnie Burkett (2009), and director Kim Collier (2010). For
more information. visit www.siminovitchprize.com
About RBC and the Arts
RBC supports a wide-range of grassroots and local initiatives that
contribute to the cultural fabric of our communities. Through the RBC
Emerging Artist Project, RBC provides opportunities for up-and-coming
artists through programs such as the RBC Canadian Painting Competition
and the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition. In 2012, RBC contributed
more than $95 million to causes worldwide, including donations and
community investments of more than $64 million and $31 million in
sponsorships. For more information, please visit rbc.com.
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