Business for the Arts Announces the Winner of the New Arnold Edinborough Award, Claudia Moore for her Extraordinary Contribution to Calgary's Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

    TORONTO, June 5 /CNW/ - Nichole Anderson, President & CEO, Business for
the Arts, is delighted to announce that Claudia Moore has been selected as the
inaugural winner of the new Arnold Edinborough Award, in honour of her
outstanding commitment to Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD). Claudia has
inspired and led great change for DJD in Calgary. DJD General Manager, Kathi
Sundstrom remarked that "Claudia spearheaded changes to our business plan...
guiding us through that process, which helped identify and sharpen our focus
on our core values and strategic priorities." Claudia's leadership "revamped
our website, encouraged us to use email marketing, and trained our staff on
how to use the tools necessary to maximize the effectiveness of IT
capabilities." Claudia Moore truly represents the spirit of the Arnold Award,
she has given generously of her time as a board member, chair, fundraiser and
volunteer; has dedicated her skills to the advancement of the organization and
has demonstrated unparalleled leadership within both her professional life and
volunteer efforts.
    The new "Arnold Edinborough Award has been launched this year in honour
of Business for the Arts' founding President to recognize the young business
leaders in Canada who dedicate a tremendous amount of time and energy
volunteering for the Arts while busy building a career. The award is a fitting
tribute to Arnold Edinborough, since he was instrumental in founding the
Business for the Arts Awards as well as the Young in Art program, helping
young business people find rewarding positions in the Arts as Board Members,"
said James D. Fleck, Chairman of the Board.
    Claudia Moore will receive an original Canadian artwork created by an
emerging artist, along with a cheque for $5,000 for the arts organization of
her choice. Claudia will be recognized at the gala dinner and Arnold
afterparty at the Carlu October 20th run by artsScene, Business for the Arts'
young business professionals group. The evening will also include a
celebration of Henry N.R. Jackman as the 2008 Edmund C. Bovey Award winner and
the eight Canadian companies awarded a Globe and Mail Business for the Arts
Award or award of distinction.
    Members of the Jury for 2008: Julie Arsenault (Chair, artsScène
Montréal), Ken Bautista (Chair, artsScene Calgary), Bruce Kuwabara (Partner,
KPMB Architects), Victoria Mainprize (Chair, artsScene Halifax), Jeff Melanson
(Executive Director and Co-CEO, The National Ballet School of Canada) and
Takashi Yamashita (Co-Chair, artsScene Toronto).
    For more details on the Awards, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Kaija Corlazzoli, Membership and Communications
Manager, Business for the Arts, (416) 869-3016 x223, or

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