MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) are proud to feature a unique Mentorship Program that provides a way for past GGPAA recipients to inspire the next generation by offering guidance to talented Canadian artists in mid-career. The program serves as a creative catalyst and an investment in future Canadian artistic achievement.

Each year, a past laureate of the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award is invited to act as the program’s mentor. In consultation with the National Arts Centre’s artistic leadership, the mentor selects an artist from the same performing arts discipline whom he or she would like to have as a protégé. Each year’s Mentorship Program is as unique as the artists themselves, but the aim is the same: both mentor and protégé enjoy a unique opportunity to share, learn and grow from each other’s experience and insights. In addition to receiving artistic guidance and an honorarium, each protégé is invited to participate in the GGPAA celebrations.


MEET THE 2018 MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉE

 

2018 Mentor and Protegee

Tom Jackson, O.C.

2018 Mentor

Sarah Robertson

2018 Protégée

Mentorship program Partner:
The Keg Spirit Foundation

The GGPAA Mentorship Program was inaugurated in 2008 as a partnership between the GGPAA Foundation and Canada’s National Arts Centre, and is generously supported by founding partner The Keg Spirit Foundation. The foundation recognizes organizations that mirror the mentorship that The Keg Steakhouse + Bar has provided to tens of thousands of young people for over 40 years. Established in 2001, The Keg Spirit Foundation has raised over $8 million for more than 300 charities across North America.

I feel delightfully flabbergasted and fortunate to work with Tom Jackson as I seek to learn more about play and create theatre that can call to hearts as Tom’s work surely does. I am so grateful to The Keg Spirit Foundation for this opportunity.”

Sarah Robertson

2017
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Robert Binet
2016
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Albert Millaire, C.C., C.Q. (1935-2018)
Benjamin Pradet
2015
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Nicole Lizée
2014
Partner
The Banff Centre
Joseph Rouleau, O.C.
Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure
2013
Partner
The Banff Centre
John Murrell, O.C.
Anita Majumdar
2012
Partner
The Canadian Film Centre
Eugene Levy, C.M.
Daniel Perlmutter
2011
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Evelyn Hart, O.C.
Heather Ogden
2010
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Gordon Pinsent, C.C.
Kevin Loring
2009
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Oliver Jones, O.C., C.Q.
Dione Taylor
2008
Partner
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Veronica Tennant, C.C.
Crystal Pite

THANK YOU TO THE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PARTNERS



The GGPAA Mentorship Program gratefully acknowledges the support of its past creative partners:

The Banff Centre
Partner for 2013 and 2014 Canada’s leading institution for advanced training in the performing, visual and literary arts, film, television, and digital media.

The Canadian Film Centre
Our 2012 partner, a charitable organization that accelerates the careers of Canada’s brightest talent in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital media.
 

 

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