The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists in a wide array of disciplines that make up our creative sector – from literary to culinary and visual to performing arts, as well as five unique awards for contributions to our community.
Honourees in the ten artistic categories are chosen by a jury of peers, usually consisting of the three previous years’ recipients, for having made a significant contribution to their respective disciplines, achieving or contributing to artistic excellence, and for showing leadership and support for Vancouver’s cultural community over the course of their careers. In all, a total of 16 Awards, including the City of Vancouver Book Award, are presented the evening of the Awards Ceremony.
Each arts category Honouree selects an Emerging Artist in their discipline who represents the promise of the next generation.
Honourees for Business Support, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism are chosen by juries consisting of business and cultural community members active in those fields.
Awards for Arts Board Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement are determined by a jury convened by the board of the Society to Bridge Arts and Community.
The selection in each category is made from nominations proposed by individual jurors and solicited from the community at large.
Artist and Emerging Artist Honourees and Lifetime Achievement recipients receive a cash award. The Vancouver Book Award recipient also receives a cash award. Special non-cash awards are given for contributions through Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Business Support, and the Arts Board Member of the Year.
The 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented the evening of Thursday, November 12 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Deadline for Nominations:
12 noon on Friday, July 3, 2015
Submit a Nomination
Please note that each nomination requires two nominators. Click here for the nomination form and further details on nomination criteria.