You are invited to join Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vancouver City Council for the presentation of the 2013 Mayor’s Arts Awards at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22 at the TELUS World of Science.
The evening also features the announcement of the winner of this year’s City of Vancouver Book Award.
Admission is free, but RSVPs are required. (Nov. 9: Please note that tickets are now sold out!)
Bill Richardson will host the Awards evening, which will also feature a reading by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau and entertainment by indigenous women’s song an d storytelling collective M’Girl.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognizes 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 five unique awards for contributions to the City of Vancouver.
Honourees are chosen each year by a jury of peers, with nominations from the community, for having made a significant contribution to their respective disciplines and for showing leadership and support for Vancouver’s cultural community over the course of their careers.
Each arts category Honouree is asked to select an Emerging Artist in their discipline who represents the promise of the next generation.
Artist Honourees, Emerging Artist Honourees, and Lifetime Achievement recipients receive a cash award. Special non-cash awards are made for contributions through Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Business Support, and the Arts Board Member of the Year.
The recipients of the 2013 Mayor's Arts Awards will be announced the week of the Awards Ceremony.