Recipients of the Rozsa Awards

NOTICE: After a great deal of deliberation, the Rozsa Foundation has made the difficult decision not to hold the Rozsa Awards in 2020 or 2021. We are currently undertaking an evaluation of the awards with the goal of advancing equity within our own work and the arts community, and recognizing excellence in our community more broadly. We are looking forward to gathering once more to celebrate together.

- The Rozsa Team

PAST RECIPIENTS OF THE ROZSA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

IN ARTS MANAGMENT & IN BOARD LEADERSHIP

Sara Leishman 2019
Sara Leishman 2019
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Tara Owen 2019
Tara Owen 2019
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Shelley Youngblut, 2018
Shelley Youngblut, 2018

2018, Wordfest, CEO and Creative Ringleader

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David Chantler, 2017
David Chantler, 2017

2017, Producing Director, Trickster Theatre

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Eva Cairns, 2016
Eva Cairns, 2016
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Rose Brow, 2014
Rose Brow, 2014

2014, Executive Director, Vertigo Theatre Former Managing Director, Quest Theatre (Calgary)

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Erin O'Connor, 2013
Erin O'Connor, 2013

2013, General Manager, Calgary Film Centre Former Executive Director, One Yellow Rabbit and Managing Producer, High Performance Rodeo (Calgary)

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Stephen McHolms, 2012
Stephen McHolms, 2012

2012, Director, Verbier Festival Academy Former President and Artistic director, Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary)

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Marilyn Smith, 2011
Marilyn Smith, 2011

2011, Former Executive Director, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge)

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Suzanne Mott, 2010
Suzanne Mott, 2010

2010, Business Manager, Dancer's Studio West Former General Manager, Vertigo Theatre (Calgary)

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Tom McFall, 2009
Tom McFall, 2009

2009, Executive Director and Curator, Alberta Craft Council (Edmonton)

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Les Siemieniuk, 2008
Les Siemieniuk, 2008

2008, Former General Manager, Calgary Folk Music Festival (Calgary)

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Tony Luppino, 2007
Tony Luppino, 2007

2007, Former Executive Director, Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton)

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Steve Schroeder, 2006
Steve Schroeder, 2006

2006, Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival Former Producing Manager, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Calgary)

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Kathi Sundstrom, 2005
Kathi Sundstrom, 2005

2005, Executive Director, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Calgary)

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Anne Green, 2004
Anne Green, 2004

2004, Founding Director, Producer, Wordfest International Banff-Calgary Writers Festival (Banff/Calgary)

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Bob McPhee, 2003
Bob McPhee, 2003

2003, Former General Director and CEO, Calgary Opera (Calgary)

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Kathi Sundstrom, 2005 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management

"Decidedly Jazz used the Rozsa Award funds towards our Customer Relations Management program. We were successful in refining our strategic marketing plan; making considerable and valuable investment in developing and building the capacity and core competency of our Marketing/Development staff and gained immense insight through the research we conducted. On the consulting side, the expert legal opinion rendered has enabled us to deal with the changes to the Canada Revenue act which directly effected our HR practises. I thank you personally and on behalf of Decidedly Jazz for what the Award has helped us to achieve."

"The Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management has had an immediate and lasting positive effect on the Art Gallery of Alberta and on my own approach to leadership within that organization."

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"Receiving the Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Administration is quite unlike any other such recognition. For the past year I have been immersed in the Rozsa Award. Not only does one receive the accolades this honor implies but one lives the award for the entire year. The benefits of the award have touched every corner of my organization providing immediate and long-term payback and have also enhanced my capacity as an effective member of the cultural sector."

The Rozsa Foundation has also presented the following awards, which have since been discontinued.

THE ROZSA INNOVATION AWARD

 

2014 - Jo Steffens - Wordfest
2013 - Annemarie Petrov - Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & Francis Winspear Centre for Music
2012 - David Chereos - Litfest: Edmonton's Non-Fiction Festival
2011 - Eva Cairns - Catalyst Theatre
2010 - Penny Ritco - Citadel Theatre
2009 - Gerard Gibbs- Empress Theatre
2008 - Bob Davis – Rosebud Theatre
2007 - Xstine Cook – Calgary Animated Objects Society (CAOS)

 

THE ROZSA HUMAN RESOURCES AWARD

 

2013 - Linda Wedman - The Works Visual Arts Society
2012  - Terry Wickham - Edmonton Folk Music Festival
2010 - Rose Brow - Quest Theatre
2008 - Murray Kilgour – School of Alberta Ballet

 

IN THEIR WORDS...

Tony Lupino, 2007 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management

Marilyn Smith, 2011 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management