Programs / Developing Artist Grants

2015 Adjudcators

The Hnatyshyn Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the eight expert juries who selected the 2014 recipients of the Developing Artist Grants.

Classical Vocal Performance

Donna Brown (soprano/artiste lyrique, Professor , University of Ottawa & Conservatoire de Montréal)

Amanda Brunk (Amanda Brunk, Producer/Resident Music Director, The Singer’s Theatre)

James Wright (Supervisor of Performance Studies School for Studies in Art & Culture: Music Carleton University)


Classical Music – Piano

Richard Boulanger (Professeur, Département de musique, Université de Moncton)

Cécile Desrosiers (pianiste et claveciniste, professeur associé (piano) à l’université Carleton pianist and harpsichordist, associate performance teacher (piano) at Carleton university)

Roland Graham (Music Director, Southminster United Church, Ottawa)


Classical Music – Orchestral Instrument

Peter D. England (bassoonist with the Prairie Winds Woodwind Quintet and program director of the Saskatoon Community Bands)

Joan Harrison (Musician, educator, Artistic Director, Capital Strings Collective (CSC) Community Orchestra)

Christina Quilico (Pianist, Professor, Piano Performance and Musicology , York University)


Jazz Performance – Instrumental or Vocal

Patrick Feely (Guitarist, chamber musician, Artistic Director, The Guitar Society of Brantford)

Mike Rud (Guitarist and songwriter)

John Geggie (Bassist, Ottawa)


Classical Ballet

Lindsay Fischer (Artistic Director, YOU dance, Principal Ballet Master, National Ballet of Canada)

Lawrence Gervais (Classical ballet instructor)

Vanessa Harwood (Classical ballet teacher, actor)


This year, there were no successful candidates in the ballet category.


Contemporary Dance

Peggy Baker (Choreographer, Peggy Baker Dance, Toronto)

Karen Jamieson (Karen Jamieson Dance)

Louise Lecavalier (Dancer, producer, artist)


Acting (English Theatre)

Todd Duckworth (Film and theatre actor)

Kim Selody (Artistic Director, Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver)

Bob White (Director of New Plays, Stratford Festival, Member of the Order of Canada)


Acting (French Theatre)

Guy Mignault (Directeur artistique du Théâtre français de Toronto)

Robert Reid (Associate Professor, Theatre Department, Concordia University)

Philippe Soldevila (Directeur artistique, Théâtre sortie de secours)