Governor general's awards canada

DEFINITION

The Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada's foremost distinctions for excellence in these artistic disciplines. They were created in 1999 by the Governor General of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Canada Council funds and administers the awards. Up to 8 prizes are awarded annually to visual and media artists for distinguished career achievement in visual arts, architecture, independent film and video, or audio and new media. The awards include the Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts. One prize is also awarded annually for outstanding contribution to the visual and / or media arts in a volunteer or professional capacity. Each prize is valued at $25,000. Source: Canada Council for the Arts. Among the recipients are Fernand Leduc. http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggavma/2010.htm. Submitted by M.D. Silverbrooke, West Vancouver, British Columbia

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