Robert Jekyll Award Receives $1,000 prize for Leadership in Craft
Every year, a fine crafts leader is recognized with the Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft. The Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership is a prestigious honour, reflecting its namesake. We recently announced that September 10th is the deadline for nominations. Today, we are happy to announce that Mr. Robert Jekyll is contributing $1,000 to the recipient of the award.
The founding president of the CCF/FCMA, Jekyll helped guide the organization through a time of overwhelming change, leading to the presence that we have today. While Robert Jekyll is known for over 30 years of remarkable stained glass work, he is also respected as a major force in the creative community at large, advancing the status of Canadian craft across the country.
The Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership celebrates distinguished contributors to the craft sector and is one of the highest markers of exceptional commitment to the development of the craft community in Canada. This year, we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership.
This award is administered through the support of volunteers as well as donations. You can support the award program by donating through Canada helps and selecting ‘The Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft’ in the dropdown menu. Your donation helps us to continue to deliver this award every year – hopefully for another 15 years or more!
This video shares the message of the award and highlights the work of its namesake, Mr. Robert Jekyll. Filmed by Claire Sanford.
“Leadership can be defined in many ways. It’s putting yourself out in the community being influenced not only by your own personal views of life but also in response to the views of the community and then taking action, making things happen” – Robert Jekyll, 2016
The award is for leadership and to recognize and encourage the efforts of craft artists and makers who support the crafts community beyond the studio. To be a recipient of this award is to be recognized as an invaluable citizen of craft. Complete your nomination by September 10th, 2021.