Final Call for Mayor's Arts Awards Nominations!

Celebrate those who have made exceptional contributions to the creative community in Vancouver by submitting a nomination for the 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards! The deadline for community nominations is Friday, July 17 at noon. 

The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists in a wide array of disciplines, and those who have made significant contributions through their support of the creative community.

Awards are presented in the following artistic categories:

  • Craft & Design
  • Culinary Arts
  • Film & New Media
  • Literary Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Public Art
  • Community Engaged Arts
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre

The following Awards are presented for Support of the Arts:

  • Philanthropy
  • Business Support
  • Volunteerism
  • Arts Board Member of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

To view previous years' Award recipients, click here

Honourees in the artistic categories are chosen by juries of their 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 a jury convened by the Board of Directors of the Society to Bridge Arts & Community.

The selection in each Award category is made from nominations proposed by individual jurors and solicited from the community at large through this online nominations process.

Artist and Emerging Artist Honourees and Lifetime Achievement recipients receive a cash award. Special non-cash awards are given for contributions through Volunteerism, Philanthropy, Business Support, and the Arts Board Member of the Year.

The 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards will be presented the evening of Thursday, November 12 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Submit a Nomination

Two nominating parties are required to submit a nomination. Click here for the nomination form and further details on nomination criteria. 

Questions about submitting a nomination? Email

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