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Deadline: May 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021 5pm (PST) 

The Associated Designers of Canada is thrilled to announce the relaunch of the Jack King Award. The annual Award supports a Canadian live performance designer in a pursuit of personal artistic development—be it an apprenticeship, a period of creative exploration, or an acquisition of new skills. 

First presented in 1992, the Award was established as a memorial to Jack King, whose untimely death in 1987, at the age of 48, was a great loss to his fellow designers and the entire theatre community. Jack King is remembered as a designer, but he was much more. His experience as an actor, director, prop maker, dyer, scenic artist, and administrator reveals itself in the depth and maturity of his work. He was largely self-taught, benefitting from every influence that came his way, from early teen-aged years at the Chatham Little Theatre to his long association with Leslie Hurry at the Stratford Festival. Throughout his career, he continued to grow as an artist, maintaining his personal style while allowing each project its own unique expression.

The Jack King Award was established in 1988 to recognize and support Canadian theatre designers, and was awarded periodically from 1992 to 2005. Thanks to the 2019 establishment of an endowment fund, in 2021 the ADC will resume the annual presentation of the award, valued at $1,500.  

The award is adjudicated by jury, and recipient(s) will be announced in the fall of 2021.

Applications for the Jack King Award open on May 1, 2021, and will be accepted until 5pm (Pacific time) on July 31, 2021. 


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The application will be available at:

Please direct inquiries to ADC’s General Manager, Louise Plunkett, at: 416-907-5829 or

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