Nominations Open for Kamloops Mayor's Awards for the Arts

2016 EMERGING ARTIST WINNER KELSEY GILKER, LEFT, RECEIVES HER AWARD FROM MAYOR PETER MILOBAR. | IMAGE: KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

2016 EMERGING ARTIST WINNER KELSEY GILKER, LEFT, RECEIVES HER AWARD FROM MAYOR PETER MILOBAR. | IMAGE: KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK

Nominations have opened for the Kamloops Mayor's Awards for the Arts, which will be presented January 20, 2018. Awards will be distributed in three categories:

  • Emerging Artist, which recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer (age 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential (the recipient of the Emerging Artist award will also receive a $500.00 cash prize sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council);
  • Artist of the Year: Visual Arts, which recognizes an outstanding Kamloops visual artist; and
  • Business in Support of the Arts, which recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders and/or businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations, sponsorships, volunteer services, or the support of a Kamloops artist.

Nominations are submitted online. The deadline for nominations is October 11. The nominations form, as well as more information about thw awards and gala, can be found here

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