The 2014 Robert Johnston Award

Posted: 2014-09-10 3:22:10 PM by work in culture editor | with 0 comments

WorkInCulture is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Third Robert Johnston Award. This award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated a tenacious commitment to furthering best human resources practices in the cultural sector. Either as a manager, mentor, supporter or educator, the recipient has made a deliberate and fruitful contribution to supporting the growth of our most valued resource: people. The Award is named in honour of Robert Johnston, whose service in the cultural sector as former ED of WorkInCulture and former General Manager of The National Ballet of Canada stands as a model of professionalism for all cultural workers. The inaugural award was presented to Patricia Fraser, Artistic Director of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and the Second Award was presented to Cathy Smalley, arts consultant extraordinaire. The award is open to artists and administrators who have contributed a minimum of 10 years of service to arts and culture. Nomination Process: The nominator shall provide a written submission, no longer than 6 pages, and should include: A brief summary of the nominee's work history (a resume could be included, if available); A description of the activities and achievements that support the nomination, including specific examples of notable achievements; Written letters of support from at least 2 more individuals who support the nomination. The deadline is Thursday, October 9th, 2014. The award will be presented at the WorkInCulture Annual General Meeting, On Wednesday, November 19th, 5:30 pm at the Gladstone Hotel. Nominations must be submitted (electronically, or in hard copy) to karenennis@workinculture.ca or WorkInCulture, 27 Carlton Street, Ste. 304, Toronto, ON, M5B1L2.