The 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards and City of Vancouver Book Award will be presented by Mayor Gregor Robertson at a 6:00 p.m. ceremony on Thursday, November 12 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Vancouver.
An official public invitation will be issued shortly, so watch the Alliance News and the City of Vancouver's VanCulture emails in the coming weeks for the RSVP link to get your (free) ticket to the event. Please do NOT RSVP to this announcement.
The City of Vancouver's 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 arts, and visual to performing arts, as well as four unique awards for support of the arts by individuals and businesses and a special award for Lifetime Achievement.
Honourees are chosen each year through a juried process, with nominations from the community, for having made a significant contribution to their respective disciplines, and for showing leadership, innovation and support for Vancouver’s cultural community over the course of their careers.
Each arts category Honouree selects an Emerging Artist in their discipline, who represents the promise of the next generation.
Artist and Emerging Artist Honourees, the City of Vancouver Book Award winner, and the Lifetime Achievement recipient each receive a cash award. Special non-cash awards are presented for contributions through Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Business Support, and Arts Board Member of the Year.