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Randy Joynt wins Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award

By Samantha Mehra
  • Randy Joynt / Photo by Tony Nardella

Dancer Randy Joynt is one of seven artists who received a $15,000 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts. The awards, which are distributed annually, recognize exemplary mid-career artists in the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council. The awards were made possible by a bequest made by the late Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton to the Council. Other winners included filmmaker Samer Najari, composer Analia Llugdar, visual artist Tricia Middleton, multidisciplinary artist Kristen Fahrig, playwright Dominick Parenteau-Lebeuf, and writer Philippe Gaulin. Those awarded were chosen from a pool of successful applicants from the 2009/10 Canada Council Grants to Professional Artists programs.

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