BC Touring Council Awards
The BC Touring Council Annual Awards were handed out at the recently completed Pacific Contact booking conference http://bctouring.org/pacific-contact and tradeshow on April 11, 2015 in Burnaby, B.C.
Nominations for Touring Artist/Company Of The Year is awarded to an artist or company who toured BC within the past year, demonstrates artistic excellence in their discipline and brings the highest degree of professionalism in touring.
The 2015 Artist Of The Year was awarded to Sarah Hagen.
Presenter Of The Year. In this category presenters are to 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 and contribute to the awareness and development of the arts.
The 2015 Presenter Of The Year was awarded to Wendy Atkinson of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
In the category of Agent or Manager Of The Year the individual receiving this award should attend Pacific Contact and follow up with presenters afterwards, demonstrate professionalism and respect for artists and presenters and demonstrate ethical and best practices in business.
The 2015 Manager Of The Year was awarded to Cameron Smillie of Ballet Jörgen Canada
The Touring Award of Excellence – 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 2015 award was awarded to Barb Wolfe of the Surrey Arts Centre
On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and members of the BC Touring Council – Congratulations to all the nominees and award recipients.
For further information about the awards and to view past award recipients please go to the BCTC website at http://bctouring.org/about/award-nominations