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Canada is an Arts Nation, and for 23 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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Nomination forms for the 2017 Awards are now available. The deadline is now April 29, 2016.

If you loved the 2015 Gala, save the date for the next Gala! June 11, 2016 at the National Arts Centre.

Recipient news

Congratulations to Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor were invested into the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. Congratulations to Diane Dufresne who was named a Member of the Order of Canada and to Atom Egoyan and Angela Hewitt who were promoted to Companions of the Order of Canada.

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

2014 Recipients

Bissonnette, Anik Anik Bissonnette
Dance

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Blue Rodeo Blue Rodeo
Popular Music

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Carver, Brent Brent Carver
Theatre

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Jackson, Tom Tom Jackson
Broadcasting

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Lecavalier, Louise Louise Lecavalier
Dance

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Sutto, Janine Janine Sutto
Theatre

Lifetime Artistic Achievement

Giguère, Jean Jean Giguère

Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Performing Arts

Schultz, Albert Albert Schultz

National Arts Centre Award