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.