The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists in a wide array of disciplines that make up our creative community—from literary to culinary arts, and visual to performing arts—as well as five unique awards for contributions to our community for volunteerism, business support, philanthropy, lifetime achievement, and arts board member of the year.
Honourees in the studio and performing arts categories were chosen by juries of their peers, consisting of previous Mayor’s Arts Award recipients. The awards recognize their significant contribution to their respective disciplines and leadership, innovation and support for Vancouver’s cultural community over the course of their careers.
Each honouree was invited to select an emerging artist in their discipline who demonstrates the promise of the next generation. Both artists receive a $2,500 cash prize.
The juries were convened by the Alliance for Arts and Culture, and the arts board member of the year award is an initiative of the Society to Bridge Arts and Community.
For more information visit: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/mayors-arts-awards.aspx
Honourees and Emerging Artists | Studio Arts Awards
Community Engaged Art
David Diamond / Amanda Nahanee
Craft and Design
Yvonne Wakabayashi / Soledad Munoz
Robert Clark / Merri Schwartz
Film and New Media
Loretta Sarah Todd / Christopher Auchter
W.H. New / Onjana Yawnghwe
Jerry Pethick (Posthumous) / Samuel Roy-Bois
Jim Breukelman / Hua Jin
Honourees and Emerging Artists | Performing Arts Awards
Rosario Ancer / Kiruthika Rathanaswami
John Korsrud / Eli Bennett
Donna Spencer / Anita Rochon
Support of the Arts Awards
Arts Board Member of the Year
Catherine Van Alstine
Mayor's Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement