Cayle Chernin Awards

THE CAYLE CHERNIN AWARDS

THE CAYLE CHERNIN AWARDS

Applications for the 8th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards are now closed.
Thank you all for your interest and excellent submissions.

Finalists will be announced May 1, 2019
The Awards will be held at The Heliconian Hall, Yorkville, May 15, 2019.

  • Hosted by the inimitable David Gale and ACTRA Toronto President/Songbird/actress Teresa Tova
  • Randy Vancourt on the ivories
  • Woman of the Year Presentation to Jayne Eastwood!

Click here to apply

Note: Applications close Friday March 29, 2019

Equity Showcase and The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are excited to announce the return of Four Cayle Awards in 2019:

  • Media Arts: Production
  • Media Arts: Development.
  • Theatre: Production
  • Theatre: Development.

Media Arts & Theatre: Production each comprise:

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network – www.csarn.ca) including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.
  • In-Kind Services:
    Media Arts: Dazmo Camera $2500.00 Certificate
    William F. White: $2500.00 Equipment Certificate
  • Theatre: Rehearsal Space, TBD.

Media Arts and Theatre: Development each comprise

  • $1000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network – www.csarn.ca) including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011). The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work. The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are very proud of the past recipients of the Cayle’s: Collette Micks (M), Susanna Fournier (T), Fenulla Jiwani (M), Melissa D’Agostino (M), Audrey Dwyer (T), Jani Lauzon (M), Andrea Scott (T), Jillian Rees-Brown (M), Ronit Rubenstein (T), Ruth Goodwin (T), Annie Bradley (M), Briana Brown (T), Shannon Fewster (M).

We are grateful for the support past, present and future from our donors, sponsors and businesses particularly AFBS, William F. White, Dazmo Camera, ACTRA Toronto, Double Chocolate Fountains and Bains Partners LLP in continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women in the performing arts.

Meet the 2018 finalists!


About Cayle Chernin

Cayle Chernin’s career spanned four decades in film and on stage, developing new works and encouraging young artists. Her professional journey began co-starring in Don Shebib’s 1969 classic film Goin’ Down the Road and came to a close with Mr. Shebib’s acclaimed sequel Down The Road Again. An overview of her career can be accessed at www.caylechernin.com.

We are at a frontier of new connection to our audiences, marketing and distribution. New ideas, new ways and opportunities to make it happen… and we are ready.

Cayle Chernin, Toronto 2005.

The CCAs are made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: AFBS, CSARN, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, William F. White International Inc., Double Chocolate Fountains, and MHLD Prod. Inc


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