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Stéphane Lavoie wins the 2020 Cultural Management Award

February 27, 2020

The HEC Montréal Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management presented its 2020 Cultural Management Award to Stéphane Lavoie, Executive and Programming Director at TOHU. He received this recognition, along with a cash prize of $5,000, at a ceremony at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on February 25.

TOHU, where Stéphane has worked for nearly 20 years, is a performance and exhibition, creation and experimentation space unlike any other in North America, devoted primarily to the circus arts. Located in the Saint-Michel neighbourhood of Montréal, TOHU is also an example of sustainable development through culture. 

In presenting this award to Stéphane, the jury, including Chairholder Professor François Colbert, saluted, “his community involvement in both social and ecological terms, his skills in communicating and identifying partnership opportunities, and well as his ability to rally people around a common goal, which have enabled him to support the exceptional success of Quebec circus in Montréal and around the world”.

François Colbert, Stéphane Lavoie and Nathalie Marcoux – Photo : bélisle

Some highlights in the career of this outstanding figure in contemporary circus in Quebec: