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.
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.
Honourees in the Arts Board Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement categories are selected by the Board of Directors of the Society to Bridge Arts & Community.
The selection in each category is made from nominations submitted by individual jurors and solicited from the community at large through an online nominations process.
Artist and 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 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be presented the evening of Tuesday, October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
Deadline for Nominations: 12 noon on Friday, May 9 (EXTENDED) May 16
Submit a Nomination: Details and the nomination form can be found here. Please note that each nomination requires two nominators.