Nominations Open for Kamloops 2017 Mayor's Awards for the Arts

The Kamloops Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is now accepting nominations for the annual awards that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD).

Awards will be presented in each of the following three categories: Artist of the Year – Performing Arts, Emerging Artist, and Business in Support of the Arts.

  • Artist of the Year – Performing Arts recognizes an outstanding performing artist;
  • Emerging Artist recognizes an emerging artist/musician/performer (ages 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential; 
  • Business in Support of the Arts recognizes outstanding business leaders and/or businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations, sponsorships, volunteer services, or the support of an artist.

For the tenth year, the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre will partner with the City of Kamloops to present the annual awards, to celebrate and inspire artists and those who support them in Kamloops and throughout the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. The 2017 Mayor's Gala for the Arts will take place Saturday, January 21, 2017 at The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre in Kamloops.


Nomination forms, eligibility criteria, and more information can be found at

Nomination Deadline

The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5 p.m.


Questions regarding the Mayor's Awards for the Arts? Please contact Krystal at 250 372 5000 or

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