Celebrate · Recognize · Inspire

GGPAA Press conference: March 9, 2017 at The Canada Council for the Arts offices.

Save the date for the 2017 Gala, June 29th at the National Arts Centre.

Tweet with us @GovGPAA #ggawards.

The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards are pleased to welcome Birks as presenting sponsor for the GGPAA Gala.

Recipient news

Congratulations to Denis Villeneuve on his two Critic's Choice awards.

Kudos to Alanis Obomsawin on receiving both the Prix Albert-Tessier and the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.

Robbie Robertson has released Testimony, his new memoir.

Bruce Cockburn is back in the studio, and will be hosting songwriter's circles at the Juno Awards in Ottawa in 2017.

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