The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts recognizes the highest level of artistic merit and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle in dance, theatre, dance and music.

Canada Council for the Arts

Deadline: 30ย April 2023

Annual Prize amount:ย $50,000

By nomination.

Who created this prize?

Walter Carsen established this fund with a generous $1.1 million donation to the Canada Council for the Arts in 2001.

For more information:

Full details are here.

Email: altercarsen-prizes@canadacouncil.ca

Phone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 5265