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Cayle Chernin Awards 2022

11th annual Cayle Chernin Awards

 Theatre: Production & Media Arts: Production

60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase

The Cayle Awards are presented to emerging or discipline evolving female, female-presenting or gender non-conforming artists, of any age, to assist in the creation of a new work. Created in 2012, The Cayle Awards is one of the largest awards in Ontario to empower artists in Media and Theatre Arts.

2022 Media Arts: Production

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor valued at $3,000.00 through CSARN, as well as $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.
  • Equipment and camera TBD

2022 Theatre: Production

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor valued at $3,000.00 through CSARN, as well as $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.
  • Additional support TBD

Dwight McFee, Founder of the Cayle Chernin Award and Fund along with Equity Showcase Theatre’s, Artistic & Executive Director, Kevin McCormick and the board of Directors are pleased to announce the finalists of the Media Arts (Production) and the Theatre (Production) Cayle Award 2022:

2022 MEDIA WINNER

2022 THEATRE WINNER

Sending out a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and partners who have supported us in making the CCA’S such a huge success, including AFBS, CSARN, WF White, ACTRA Toronto and all our wonderful donors.

Congratulations to the finalists and WINNERS!

The Recipients and Finalists are traditionally celebrated at the Heliconian Hall in Yorkville each year in May with a Cayle Party and the honouring of the Equity Showcase Cayle Woman of the Year. The event is hosted by the inimitable David Gale and the incredibly talented Teresa Tova, accompanied on the piano by Randy Vancourt. Due to COVID-19, the event has been postponed to Fall 2022. More announcements coming soon.

 The Equity Showcase Cayle Woman of the Year statue acknowledges and honours a female artist’s creative, civic or mentorship contribution to the performing and or media arts.

We are proud to announce that Actor/Producer/Activist Wendy Crewson has been chosen as the 2020-2021 Woman of the Year as well as Actor, Writer and Director Marcia Johnson for the 2022 Woman of the Year distinction. Congratulations to both Wendy and Marcia for the grace, love and joy you bring to the arts community.

 Cayle Chernin Awards

Established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher, and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011).

Cayle Chernin’s career spanned four decades in film and on stage, developing new works and encouraging young and old artists.

The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund are very proud of the past Cayle Award recipients: 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), Sonia Gemmiti (M), Jenna Harris (T), Tracey Hoyt (T), Helen Juvonen (M). Jenn Forgie (T), Dorothy Attabong (M), Rachel Cairns (T) and Alisha Evelyna (M).

Contact:Dwight McFee

dwightmcfee@gmail.com

 

 


SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN
for the 9th annual Cayle Chernin Awards in
Theatre & Media Development

60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase
2020 EST Woman of the Year – Wendy Crewson


Together, Kevin McCormick (Equity Showcase Executive and Artistic Director), Dwight McFee (Founder of the Cayle Chernin Fund), and CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network), are thrilled to announce that submissions are open for Theatre and Media Arts: Development Awards, for the 9th Annual Cayle Chernin Awards.

The Cayle Chernin Awards are presented to emerging or discipline transitioning female artists to assist in the creation of a new work.

Since its inception in 2012 The Cayle Awards in Media Arts and Theatre, Production and Development is one of the largest awards Ontario, having provided over $110,000 in cash, goods and services to empower Women in the Performing Arts.

Media Arts: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Theatre: Development

  • $2000.00 Cash Prize
  • Access to a respected paid Industry Mentor through CSARN, www.csarn.ca, including $1,500 in approved expenses incurred by the artist during the mentorship.

Application Deadline: Friday April 03, 2020

Click here to apply!

The Recipients will be announced at a Cayle Party/Salon honouring the finalists-recipients, 2020 ES-CCA Woman of the Year, Wendy Crewson, and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase at the Heliconian Hall on Thursday May 14, 2020, hosted by the inimitable David Gale and songbird Teresa Tova, accompanied on the ivories by Rousin’ Randy Vancourt. 

More to come on the outstanding career of Woman of the Year Wendy Crewson and the 60th Anniversary of Equity Showcase!

We are grateful for the support from AFBS, Robin Pascoe, William F. White, Dazmo/Grande Camera, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, and Entreprises Vidéo Service, for continuing to provide resources and encouragement to women in the performing arts.


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.