2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts

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April 2, 2015

15th Presentation of the Governor General’s Awards
in Visual and Media Arts at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2015 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 6 p.m.

Now in their 15th year, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts are Canada’s foremost awards for excellence in visual arts, architecture, independent film and video, or audio and new media. The prizes are awarded annually to visual and media artists for distinguished career achievement in these disciplines. In addition, the Saidye Bronfman Award is given for excellence in the fine crafts, as well as a prize for outstanding contributions to the visual and/or media arts in a volunteer or professional capacity. Each laureate receives $25,000 and a bronze medallion.

The following laureates will be honoured this year:

The prizes are funded, administered and promoted by the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information on the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts and on this year’s laureates, please visit ggavma.canadacouncil.ca .

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Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance no later than 5:45 p.m.
on the day of the ceremony.
 

Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7280
julie.rocheleau@gg.ca  

Heather McAfee
Canada Council for the Arts
613-566-4414, ext. 4166
heather.mcafee@canadacouncil.ca

For interviews with the laureates, please contact:

Geneviève Blouin
Genesis PR
514-887-8187
gen@genesispr.com 

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