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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Joanne Larocque-Poirier
Head, Endowments and Prizes
Canada Council for the Arts

Joanne is the head of Endowments and Prizes at the Canada Council for the Arts, where she is responsible for the design, planning, administration and overall direction of the Council's national program of prizes, fellowships and awards for artists and scholars. The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada's national arts funder. It offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, dance, writing and publishing, visual arts, media arts and integrated arts. The Canada Council seeks to raise public awareness and appreciation of the arts through its communications, research and arts promotion activities.

Joanne is recognized for her ability to manage high-profile programs and awards, including the $10 million special-occasion Millennium Arts Fund and the Governor General's Literary Awards – Canada's oldest and most prestigious awards for English- and French-language literature. Joanne frequently acts as an advisor to other agencies and foundations on questions of prize administration, adjudication, policy, risk management, strategic planning, partnerships and promotional campaigns.

Workshop: Marking a Milestone: Celebrating 75 years of great Canadian books