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Canada is an Arts Nation, and for 24 years the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards has been celebrating, recognizing and inspiring the performing arts community across the country.

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Save the date for the 2016 Gala, June 11 at the National Arts Centre.

Nominations for the 2017 Awards are now closed. We are accepting nominations for the 2018 Awards.

Recipient news

Congratulations to Juno Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie, who won two Junos, and Burton Cummings, formerly of The Guess Who, who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on April 3.

Find out what`s new with our recipients and more on our blog.

2015 Recipients

Egoyan, Atom Atom Egoyan

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Boudreau, Walter Walter Boudreau
Classical Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Leblanc, Diana Diana Leblanc

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

McLachlan, Sarah Sarah McLachlan
Popular Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Thomson, R. H. R. H. Thomson

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Koerner, Michael M. Michael M. Koerner

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Vallée, Jean-Marc Jean-Marc Vallée

National Arts Centre Award