Nominations Open For BftA Canadian Arts and Business Awards

Business for the Arts invites you to celebrate Canadian arts and business leaders' contributions to the arts by submitting a nomination for the 2016 Canadian Arts and Business Awards.

The annual awards recognize extraordinary contributions made by individual business and arts leaders and companies who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships and programs, and volunteerism.

Awards are issued in the following categories:

Edmund C. Bovey Award
This award honours a business professional who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant philanthropy or leadership in arts and culture in Canada. The winner receives $20,000 to direct from the Bovey Award fund to the arts organization(s) of their choice.

Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award             
Awarded to arts leaders who have spent a lifetime dedicated to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships with fellow arts executives, artists, media, business leaders and public sector officials to ensure a vibrant cultural sector for all Canadians. The winner receives a cash prize of $10,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) of their choice.

Arnold Edinborough Award
This award recognizes a young business professional age 40 and under who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts. The winner receives a cash prize of $5,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) of their choice.

Community Impact Award
Awarded to an arts and business partnership that has enhanced the quality of life and enriched the cultural scene in their community through innovative program(s), creative business partnerships or neighbourhood revitalization initiatives.

Corporate Champion of the Arts Award
Awarded to a business that has strengthened arts and culture in Canada through its long-standing support of and commitment to the sector.

Nomination Deadline

Award nomination deadline is February 29, 2016.

For eligibility guidelines and nomination forms, click here.

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