Canada Council for the Arts
Awards of $10,000 to Canada arts managers of any arts discipline to recognize excellence and accomplishment in their careers at professional arts organizations. The awards are intended to be used for professional development and mentoring opportunities for mid-career and established managers.
There are two distinct awards:
The Professional Development and Renewal Award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.
The Mentorship Award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience, and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.
For the Professional Development and Renewal award, eligible expenses include:
- The cost of the short-term program of study (registration fees, etc.)
- Travel costs to and from the training site (based on economy fares)
- Subsistence costs
- The cost of supplies related to the program of study (books, manuals, other materials and so on).
For the Mentorship award, eligible expenses include:
- Your salary replacement costs during the mentorship project and, if this applies, salary replacement costs for the mentor
- Travel costs related to the mentorship project (based on economy fares)
- Subsistence for you and the mentor
- The cost of supplies related to the mentorship project
The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management were created to:
- Recognize the arts management profession
- Recognize excellence and accomplishment in this profession
- Contribute to the professional development and revitalization of experienced managers
- Contribute to the transfer of knowledge and experience from established and midcareer managers to the next generation.
GrantWatch ID#: 160587
Two awards may be given annually.
The award funds will be available for your use for three years following the competition deadline date that you apply to. The end of this three-year period is the expiry date of your award.
If you require an extension to the expiry date, please contact the appropriate Canada Council program officer, in writing.
Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
- Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience (not necessarily continuous years) as a professional arts manager
- Have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the fields of practice funded by the Canada Council for the Arts (multidisciplinary activities, circus arts, dance, Deaf and disability arts, digital arts, Indigenous arts, inter-arts, literature, media arts, music and sound, theatre and visual arts)
- Be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organization
For the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must:
- Be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
- Have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the fields of practice funded by the Canada Council for the Arts (multidisciplinary activities, circus arts, dance, Deaf and disability arts, digital arts, Indigenous arts, inter-arts, literature, media arts, music and sound, theatre, and visual arts)
- Be working full-time in a Canadian, professional arts organization
- Be an established or mid-career arts manager
The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.
No posthumous awards will be given; successful applicants must still be living for the duration of the project.
The completed application form and all required support material must be postmarked on or before October 2, 2018. The Canada Council for the Arts will not accept applications postmarked after the deadline, incomplete applications, or those submitted by fax or email.
The peer assessment committee may decide not to award one or both of the awards in a given year. The committee may also choose two recipients for a Professional Development and Renewal award OR two recipients for a Mentorship award.
You will be informed of the result of your application approximately five months after the application deadline.
You may apply for only one of the awards in a given year. You may receive both a Professional Development and Renewal award and a Mentorship award, but only one of each during your career.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Sarah Brown, Program Officer
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin St.
P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Courier delivery may be made at the above address, 2nd floor.
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