Recipients of the Rozsa Awards



Sara Leishman 2019
Tara Owen 2019
Shelley Youngblut, 2018
2018, Wordfest, CEO and Creative Ringleader
David Chantler, 2017
2017, Producing Director, Trickster Theatre
Eva Cairns, 2016
Rose Brow, 2014
2014, Executive Director, Vertigo Theatre
Former Managing Director, Quest Theatre (Calgary)
Erin O'Connor, 2013
2013, General Manager, Calgary Film Centre
Former Executive Director, One Yellow Rabbit and Managing Producer, High Performance Rodeo (Calgary)
Stephen McHolms, 2012
2012, Director, Verbier Festival Academy
Former President and Artistic director, Honens International Piano Competition (Calgary)
Marilyn Smith, 2011
2011, Former Executive Director, Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge)
Suzanne Mott, 2010
2010, Business Manager, Dancer's Studio West
Former General Manager, Vertigo Theatre (Calgary)
Tom McFall, 2009
2009, Executive Director and Curator, Alberta Craft Council (Edmonton)
Les Siemieniuk, 2008
2008, Former General Manager, Calgary Folk Music Festival (Calgary)
Tony Luppino, 2007
2007, Former Executive Director, Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton)
Steve Schroeder, 2006
2006, Executive Director, Calgary International Film Festival
Former Producing Manager, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (Calgary)
Kathi Sundstrom, 2005
2005, Executive Director, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (Calgary)
Anne Green, 2004
2004, Founding Director, Producer, Wordfest International Banff-Calgary Writers Festival (Banff/Calgary)
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."

"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.



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)




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



Tony Lupino, 2007 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management

Marilyn Smith, 2011 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management

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