Award Nominations

Members of the BC Touring Council are eligible to nominate candidates for Touring Artist/Company, Presenter and Agent/Manager of the Year. Awards for these categories will be presented at Pacific Contact 2016.

BCTC members (or groups of members) in good standing are eligible to nominate Touring Artist/Company of the Year with the following criteria in mind:
· Toured BC within the past year
· Demonstrated artistic excellence in their discipline
· Demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism in touring

BCTC members (or groups of members) in good standing are eligible to nominate Agent or Manager of the Year with the following criteria in mind:
· Attend Pacific Contact and follow up with presenters afterwards
· Demonstrate professionalism and respect for artists and presenters
· Demonstrate ethical and best practices in business

BCTC members (or groups of members) in good standing are eligible to nominate Presenter of the Year with the following criteria in mind:
· Be currently presenting in British Columbia
· Attend Pacific Contact
· Demonstrate commitment to artistic and managerial excellence
· Demonstrate community involvement
· Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism in presenting
· Contribute to the awareness and development of the arts

The award recipient in this category is chosen by a selection committee with input from the BCTC board of directors and is not automatically awarded each year. This award recognizes an outstanding body of work, long-standing service and contribution and exemplifies excellence in the performing arts touring sector.

The Raising Curtains Award was a new award added in 2007 to recognize those who work behind the scenes. Again, chosen by a selection committee with input from the BCTC board of directors, it is an award not necessarily given each year.

Nomination Procedures

Members of BCTC nominate individual or organizations every year for the awards. Only one ballot for each Member or Member Organization will be permitted for each category. Nominations closed on March 21, 2016. Thank you to the members that nominated deserving candidates.

Nominations for 2016 Awards – closed

Touring Artist/Company of the Year
Agent/Manager of the Year
Presenter of the Year

An Awards committee will review all nominations against criteria and selection will be made based on a weighted (1 high – 5 low) outcome.

Past Award Winners

Touring Artist of the Year

2016 – Motus O Dance
2015 – Sarah Hagen
2014 – Fung-Chiu Duo
2013 – Ballet Jorgen Canada
2012 – Jill Barber
2011 – Julia Mackey/Juno Productions
2010 – Outerbridge – Magical Moments In Time – Ted & Marion Outerbridge
2009 – Ballet Jorgen Canada
2008 – Ballet Kelowna
2007 – Ben Heppner
2006 – Lorne Elliott
2005 – Green Thumb Theatre
2004 – TJ Dawe
2003 – Arts Club Theatre
2002 – The Bill Hilly Band
2001 – Joelle Rabu

Presenter of the Year

2016 – David Mann, Evergreen Cultural Centre
2015 – Wendy Atkinson, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
2014 – Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture, Golden District Arts Council
2013 – Lindy Sisson, The ACT Arts Centre and Theatre, Maple Ridge
2012 – Margo Gram, Centennial Theatre
2011 – Paul Gravett, Kay Meek Centre
2010 – Phyllis Stenson, Harrison Festival Society
2009 – John & Sandra Barth, Lakes District Arts Council
2008 – Joyce Hinton, Chan Centre for The Performing Arts
2007 – Monica Grill, Arts Council of Ft. St. James
2006 – Sandra Thomson, The Port Theatre
2005 – Michael Cade, Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
2004 – Wilson Durward, Evergreen Cultural Centre
2003 – Deb Renz, Sid Williams Theatre
2002 – Fiona Black, Caplano College Performing Arts Theatre
2001 – Heather Lundstrom, Kitimat Concert Association
2000 – Tamsin Miller, Whistler Arts Council

Touring Agent/Manager of the Year

2016 – Tammy Fox, Fox Entertainment Agency
2015 – Cameron Smillie, Ballet Jörgen Canada
2014 – Danielle Lefebvre, Agence d’artistes et de Concerts
2013 – Ginette Ferland, Bouge de là
2012 – Joyce Rosario
2011 – Andrew Kwan, Andrew Kwan Artists Management, Inc.
2010 – Agence Station bleue, Annick-Patricia Carriere, Elisabeth Comtois
2009 – Kevin Bruce, KBAM Kevin Bruce Artist Management
2008 – Margot Holmes, Caline Artists Management
2007 – Aaron Schubert, Paquin Entertainment
2006 – Kelly Finnegan, PKF Productions
2005 – Debbie Peters, Magnum Opus Management
2004 – Dana Kirby, LiveTourArtists

Touring Award of Excellence

2016 – John Mann
2015 – Barb Wolfe, Surrey Arts Centre
2013 – Phyllis Stenson, Harrison Festival
2012 – Margo Kane
2011 – Sandra Thomson
2010 – Susan Habkirk, Prologue to the Performing Arts
2009 – Doug Kirby – Founder of LiveTour Artists (posthumously awarded)
2008 – Rae Ackerman – Director Vancouver Civic Theatres
2007 – L. Peter Feldman
2006 – George Zuckerman
2006 – Ron Miles – Thompson Rivers University
2004 – Hilda Van Orden – Quadra Island Recreation Society

Raising Curtains Award

2016 – George Scott, Production Manager and the Production Crew for Pacific Contact
2013 – The Arts and Entertainment Management Program at Capilano University
2012 – Hilton Vancouver, Metrotown
2010 – The Rhinos: Barb Wolfe, Bronwen Sutherland, Ian Forsyth, Lydia Marston-Blaauw, Margo Gram and Rae Ackerman
2008 – Oliver Schroer, musician
2007 – Scott Ashton-Swan