Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture 2012

Theatre Ontario is thrilled to announce that the 2012 Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture has been awarded to Heather Young, in recognition of the value, insight and stability she has brought to the planning and management needs of over a hundred individual artists and organizations in the province and beyond.

“We had a difficult decision, as there were several outstanding candidates nominated for this year’s award,” said Peter Honeywell, Executive Director of the Council for the Arts in Ottawa, and chair of the 2012 Award Jury.

Heather_YoungHeather has worked in the field of arts management for twenty-five years. Her experience includes leadership roles with a variety of arts and heritage service organizations, theatre and dance producing companies, galleries and museums, facilities, festivals and community organizations, in both professional and volunteer capacities. For two decades, Heather has taught accounting and financial management to diploma and continuing education students.  She founded Young Associates in 1993, and in 2005 published Finance for the Arts in Canada, a unique self-study guide, reference source and textbook for the accounting and finance functions in cultural organizations.

“I am honoured and humbled to join the company of outstanding managers and leaders who have received this award,” said Heather.  “It has been an absolute privilege for me to share in the evolution and development of the arts and culture sector in Ontario.  My clients and the amazing work they do has been my inspiration. I am grateful to Theatre Ontario and to the jury for this recognition.”

The award was presented to Heather on October 29, as part of Creative Trust’s Sunset Bash.  The Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture is presented annually to an individual or a collective whose initiative, activism, leadership, and service has contributed to the development and strengthening of arts and culture in Ontario through innovative and practical initiatives.  While Theatre Ontario administers this award, it recognizes achievements in all artistic and cultural disciplines.  The award was established in 1998 by friends and colleagues of Ms. Tulloch on her retirement as Executive Director of Theatre Ontario.  This award pays tribute to the outstanding contribution that Sandra Tulloch has made to the arts in Ontario.

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