On December 12, 2019, the arts community joined friends and family of Johanna Metcalf to celebrate the five prize winners and their protégés. The Ontario artists in music, theatre, dance, and opera were celebrated for the impact they have made on the field and the public, and for the great promise they show in the ongoing pursuit of their ambitious practices. Each prize winner was awarded $25,000; in addition, the winners selected a protégé, who received $5,000. In total, $150,000 in prizes were awarded.
2019 Johannas Winners & Protégés
Sunny Drake & Bilal Baig
Alice Ping Yee Ho & Dr. Roydon Tse
James Rolfe & Sophie Dupuis
Santee Smith & Cody Berry
Maryem Tollar & Demetrios Petsalakis