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.
We urge arts administrators to take special note of the support categories which honour the contributions to Vancouver's cultural community made by volunteers, board members, donors and sponsors, and submit a nomination for the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards.
Nominating someone from your team of workers and supporters for an Award for Volunteerism, Business Support, Philanthropy, or Arts Board Member of the Year is an excellent way to celebrate their participation in your organization's creative endeavours, to demonstrate your appreciation, and to add to the sense of teamwork that your work thrives on.
Share the nomination form with others in your organization, including your board chair and members, and help to identify potential candidates in one or more of these categories.
Please note that two nominating parties are required for each nomination submitted.
The selection in each category is made from nominations solicited from the community at large through an online nominations process and from nominations proposed by individual juries. Honourees for Business Support, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism are chosen by juries of business and cultural community members active in those fields. Awards for Board Member of the Year and Lifetime Achievement are determined by a jury convened by the Society to Bridge Arts and Community. Honourees in each of the ten arts categories are chosen by a jury of peers, usually consisting of the three previous years' Award recipients. Juries are coordinated by the Alliance for Arts + Culture.
Submit a Nomination
Further details including nominations criteria, past Award recipients, and the online submission form can be found by clicking here.
The deadline for community nominations for the 2016 Mayor's Arts Awards is 12 noon on Monday, April 25, so don't delay!