The City of Richmond congratulates the six winners of the annual Richmond Arts Awards, announced at a ceremony last night, May 12 at Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.
Established to recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders, the Richmond Arts Awards are administered by the City of Richmond as developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and are sponsored by the Richmond News.
The 2015 award recipients are:
Miyouki Jego for the Arts Education Award, which recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.
Glen Andersen for the Artistic Innovation Award, which recognizes an individual artist or organization producing visionary, creative work, exhibiting innovation within in their arts discipline or bringing a new cultural experience to the city of Richmond.
Michael Audain (Polygon Homes) received the Business and Arts Award. This award recognizes a business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through sponsorship, philanthropic and/or volunteer service.
Geok Bin Phua received the Volunteerism Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.
Angelica Poversky was recognized for the Youth Arts Award, honouring Richmond’s young artists, musicians and cultural contributors.
Sara Holt received the Cultural Leadership Award, which recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, as well as their organization stewardship and their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.
In its seventh year, 91 nominations from the public were reviewed for consideration for the awards. This year’s selection panel was comprised of violinist and assistant conductor of the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, Jonathan Der; visual artist and Richmond Art Gallery board member, Mila Kostic; 2009 (inaugural) winner for Arts Education and visual artist, Adrienne Moore; and playwright and Richmond Arts Coalition board member, Andrew Wade.
For more information about the Richmond Arts Awards, visit www.richmond.ca/artsawards