The Vancouver East Cultural Centre is now accepting applications for the annual Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award. It’s a very generous grant that cycles yearly through the disciplines of dance, theatre and music, and this year it’s theatre’s turn! You can click through here to download the application form. Thanks to Eleanor Stacey, the Cultch’s Director of Developement for the heads up.
The Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award is a $60,000 production fund open to performing arts companies resident in British Columbia and is administered by The Cultch. The award was conceived to recognize the achievements of British Columbia performing arts companies and to foster the creation of new work by providing a significant financial investment in a new production by the chosen company.
The Award rotates annually between Dance, Theatre and Opera/Music (note that no company may apply more than once in any three-year cycle). The premiere (four performances) of the selected production will be presented at The Cultch as a key component of the award. The premiere will take place in February of the year following the announcement of the chosen company.
Rio Tinto Alcan previous winners are:
Dance 2000: The Holy Body Tattoo Circa
Theatre 2001: The Electric Company Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Music/Opera 2002: Modern Baroque Opera Company 120 Songs for the Marquis de Sade
Dance 2003: battery opera Cyclops
Theatre 2004: Boca del Lupo The Suicide
Music/Opera 2005: The Hard Rubber Orchestra Enter-Exit
Dance 2006: Kidd Pivot Lost Action
Theatre 2007: neworldtheatre Adrift on the Nile
Music 2008: Vancouver New Music Marginalia
Dance 2009: Wen Wei Dance Title to be announced