The Siminovitch Prize stimulates innovation in Canadian theatre.
Canada’s most lucrative and prestigious theatre prize is awarded annually to a mid-career professional artist whose work is transformative and influential. For recipients it is truly life-changing; it provides the public recognition and financial resources needed to take greater creative risks. At the same time, the Siminovitch Prize has contributed to elevating Canadian theatre by creating exposure and legitimacy for innovative work.
The innovation we see on Canadian theatre stages today is due in part to the investment of the Siminovitch Prize over the past two decades from donors like you.
Please join us.
“The Siminovitch Prize is the ultimate expression of optimism and faith in the art form of theatre. It is more necessary than ever, as it champions the vital role artists play in the well-being of society.”
– Vanessa Porteous, Jury Chair
“Being honoured by this prize reassures us to go further in our efforts; to encourage our many collaborators, colleagues and audiences to do the same, and perhaps most importantly, to empower and challenge the next generation of artists to take this idea to new places we could never have imagined.”
– Maiko Yamamoto and James Long, 2019 Laureates
For additional information:
Aimée Ippersiel, Executive Director
The Siminovitch Prize Foundation
Room 11D-400, 600 University Avenue
Charitable registration number: 82231 7160 RR0001
Find a full list of the individual, foundation and corporate supporters of the Prize.