It is with great pride that we share with you that our Executive Director and Co-Artistic Director of the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes is the winner of the CALQ and Les Arts et la Ville Artist in the Community Prize. This prize, which comes with a $10,000 grant, was presented on Wednesday, March 1 during the 23rd edition of the Les Arts et la Ville Awards, at the Maison des arts de Laval.
This award was given for Quatre-Quarts, an innovative four-year project, created by the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes, in collaboration with LaboKracBoom, the Maison des arts de la parole and the Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke. Originally a 3-part project, the "promenades jasettes", the "fêtes de quartier" and the "promenade théâtrale", a host of other projects have emerged from this, including the creation of Sherbrooke town centre maps by Annie Deslongchamps, an overseas partnership with the KMK Company, a television series with MATV and a research project with Ney Wendell of UQAM.
It is thanks to the grant that accompanies this award that Kristelle Holliday proposed to the Conseil de la culture de l'Estrie a new three-year Art + Environment Award, to be offered to artists as part of their annual cultural apéro, in collaboration with Amélie Lemay Choquette of RURART (and herself a winner of the 2019 Artist in the Community Award) and the University of Sherbrooke (the first university in Canada to have developed a cultural policy and to be ranked first in Canada for sustainable development). The first winner will be announced at the 2023 Cultural Apéro and the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes is pleased to collaborate in the implementation of this new award.
Congratulations! For more information on the award and the jury's comments, please read the article on the CALQ website here.