You're Invited to Celebrate The Max Wyman Award For Cultural Commentary

Registration is underway for a ceremony and gala celebrating the lifetime achievements of Max Wyman, one of Canada’s foremost critics and cultural commentators, and the roll-out of a new province-wide award named in his honour. 

Instituted by community leader and philanthropist Dr. Yosef Wosk, The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary will recognize achievement in critical writing and commentary on the visual, performing and literary arts. 

The award celebrates writing that stimulates critical thinking, fosters an ongoing discussion about the role of arts and culture in contemporary society, and demonstrates the importance of creative commentary as a tool in our understanding and interpretation of the world around us. It will encompass the visual arts, theatre, dance, literature, all genres of music, film and television, as well as more general cultural commentary, in print, broadcast and online formats.

Join Us For the Celebration

The public are invited to join us for an evening honouring the inimitable Max Wyman and celebrating the launch of The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary at the Vancouver Playhouse on April 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m

Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Christopher Gaze, artistic director of Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. Among the guest speakers and performers will be publisher Scott McIntyre, multidisciplinary artist Hank Bull, writer and editor Charles Campbell, artistic and executive director of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Norman Armour, actor Nicola Cavendish, pianist Linda Lee Thomas and dancers Noam Gagnon and Wen Wei Wang.

RSVP to Attend

Attendance at the event is free, but an RSVP is required.

More information about The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary can be found in the previous announcement on our blog. Look forward to full award guidelines, including a 2019 call for submissions, in the coming months on the Alliance’s website at

For any other questions, please contact the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture at 604 681 3535 or

Media interested in covering the event are invited to contact Brenda Leadlay at

The Max Wyman Award for Cultural Commentary is produced by The Dance Centre in partnership with the The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture.

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