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Nominations are Open for the Rozsa Emerging Arts Manager Award!

Mary Rozsa de Coquet, Mayor Jyoti Gondek, 2023 Rozsa Emerging Arts Manager Award recipient Kadra Yusuf, and Rozsa Foundation Executive Director Simon Mallett at the 2023 Mayor's Celebration for the Arts.

The Rozsa Foundation Emerging Arts Manager Award is designed to support newer arts managers as they embark on their professional journey. This award is presented to dedicated individuals committed to enhancing Calgary's artistic landscape by supporting local artists, artist collectives, and organizations. The aim of the award is not only to celebrate artistic creativity but also to acknowledge the crucial role of effective management in the arts sector.

The award recipient receives a $5000 cash prize and a spot in our Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP), which will help deepen their management skills and practice and expand their professional network.

One crucial point to note is that having 'manager' in someone's job title is not a prerequisite; in the arts sector, significant responsibilities are often shouldered by individuals with a wide variety of job titles and descriptions. We believe in encouraging and celebrating early-career arts leaders who are dedicated to helping artists and organizations achieve their goals. This award focuses equally on both the nominees' accomplishments to date and their potential to create future growth and impact.

Nominations must be submitted by April 28, 2024, and the award will be presented on October 4, 2024 at the Mayor's Celebration for the Arts as part of the seven Cultural Leaders Legacy Awards. For the full details, eligibility criteria, and nomination form, please visit the Calgary Arts Development website.

We look forward to learning more about your talented colleagues and Calgary's developing arts leaders!


Congratulations to the 2024 Rozsa Arts Management Program graduates!

Congratulations to the recent graduates of the Rozsa Arts Management Program (RAMP), presented in partnership with the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business Executive Education. This year's participants have worked hard over the past eight months to attend each session and present a final Capstone Project. They have collaborated and supported each other throughout and are a great group of arts professionals. Bravo to all!


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