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 Post subject: Chalmers Award Reinvented
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2001 5:19 am 
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Robert Crew, Toronto Star, 05/15/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Chalmers winners for the last time</B> <BR>Rich theatre awards will be replaced with grants system <P>After 29 years, Joan Chalmers has decided to scrap the prestigious Chalmers Awards.<P>"In keeping with that vision, I have asked the Ontario Arts Council to discontinue the annual Chalmers Awards and to re-direct the capital to support a greater number of artists with smaller, more effective grants."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>To read more: <BR>Netscape Users: go to the "Entertainment/Life" section of the [url=http://www.thestar.com" TARGET=_blank>Toronto Star</A><BR>IE Users: Use this direct <a href="http://www.torontostar.com/cgi-bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=989877817763&call_page=TS_Entertainment,Life&call_pagei d=968867495754&call_pagepath=Entertainment,Life/News&col=969483191630]<B>link</B>[/url]<P>Michael Posner, Globe & Mail, 05/15/01;<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Chalmers reinvents arts awards</B><P>Declaring "the era of high-priced ego awards over," arts patron Joan Chalmers yesterday handed out $25,000 awards to 13 different artists in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, crafts, documentary film/video, artistic direction and arts administration.<P>But they will be the last winners of the annual Chalmers awards. Beginning next year, the same pool of $325,000 will be distributed to a greater number of artists.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>To read more:<BR>Netscape Users: Search <B>Michael Posner</B> on the [url=http://www.globeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>Globe & Mail's</A> 7 Day Search<BR>IE Users: Use this direct <a href="http://archives.theglobeandmail.com/s97is.vts?action=View&VdkVgwKey=%2Fusr%2Flocal%2Frealtime%2Fsearch%2Fhtml%2F20010515%2FRVCHALN%2Ehtml&DocOffset=4&DocsFound=89&QueryZip=da nce&Collection=TGAM&SortField=sortdate&ViewTemplate=GAMDocView%2Ehts&SearchUrl=http%3A%2F%2Farchives%2Etheglobeandmail%2Ecom%2Fs97is%2Evts%3FQueryZip%3Ddance%26ResultTemplate%3DGAM Results%252Ehts%26QueryText%3Ddance%26Collection%3DTGAM%26SortField%3Dsortdate%26ViewTemplate%3DGAMDocView%252Ehts%26ResultStart%3D1%26ResultCount%3D10&]<B>link</B>[/url]<P><p>[This message has been edited by Marie (edited May 15, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Chalmers Award Reinvented
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:17 am 
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KATE TAYLOR - Globe & Mail, 03.14.02:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Chalmers Awards takes its eye off the prize</B><P>Less than a year ago, the Ontario Arts Council was busying handing out a sheaf of the prestigious $25,000 Chalmers Awards to such notable figures as Montreal choreographer Edouard Lock and Toronto tenor Ben Heppner, offering a big vote of thanks for artistic gifts that had enriched Canadian lives. Last month, the council quietly confirmed the demise of the 30-year-old awards, replacing them with project and training grants that are barely distinguishable from its other existing programs. In a blink of an eye, bland had beaten out boffo. What happened?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>To read more search <B>KATE TAYLOR</B> on the <A HREF="http://www.globeandmail.com" TARGET=_blank>Globe & Mail's</A> 7 Day Search<P><BR>


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