Have we already spoken to you about our super general manager and co-artistic director Kristelle Holliday?
Quite a few times, for sure! Well, her exceptional work was once again highlighted thanks to her nomination the Québec 2019 Charles-Biddle Prize, last November. And we want to tell you about it!
Culture pour tous, in partnership with the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) and in collaboration with La Fabrique culturelle, announced that Kristelle was one of the three finalists for this award, alongside by Tina M. Struthers, visual artist, and Alejandra Elena Basanes, from Atelier Presse Papier. Each year, the Charles-Biddle Prize rewards the efforts, contribution, involvement, commitment and influence of people in their community, thanks to their art. Here is a video presenting the 3 finalists as well as a link to Radio-Canada talk-show they were on. We were very proud to know that the recognition of the work of our "boss" went far beyond the walls of the CASJB (Centre des arts de la scène Jean-Besré)!
For a woman who grew up in Spain and who worked on several continents before arriving here, we can safely say that she is now fully part of the Sherbrooke community! At the end, it was Alejandra Elena Basanes who received the 2019 Charles-Biddle Prize. This path is not easy for any immigrant, but Kristelle embodies this possibility for everyone to shine and become involved in their cultural environment and in their community. And for that, she deserves our admiration. Well done again!