Nominations have opened for the Kamloops Mayor's Awards for the Arts, which will be presented January 20, 2018. Awards will be distributed in three categories:
- Emerging Artist, which recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer (age 18-35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential (the recipient of the Emerging Artist award will also receive a $500.00 cash prize sponsored by the Kamloops Arts Council);
- Artist of the Year: Visual Arts, which recognizes an outstanding Kamloops visual artist; and
- Business in Support of the Arts, which recognizes outstanding Kamloops 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 a Kamloops artist.
Nominations are submitted online. The deadline for nominations is October 11. The nominations form, as well as more information about thw awards and gala, can be found here.