Richmond Arts Awards
The City of Richmond Arts Awards program recognizes the artistic achievements and contributions to the cultural community by City residents, artists, educators, organizations and business leaders. Created in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition, its purpose is to:
- Honour major contributions by individuals, organizations and business to the arts
- Cultivate greater visibility and understanding of the value of the arts
- Encourage excellence and build new leadership within the arts community
- Develop patrons for the arts
Nominations for the 15th annual Arts Awards are now closed. Please check back in January 2024 for information regarding the 2024 call for nominations.
All artistic disciplines are eligible: culinary, literary, performing and visual arts, as well as craft, environmental arts, new media and social practice.
The award winners will be honoured at a gala awards ceremony hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie at the Gateway Theatre.
The Richmond Arts Coalition will award a $300 cash prize to the winner of the Youth Arts category, which recognizes a performing, literary, media or visual artist 24 years of age or younger, whose artistic practice demonstrates outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community.
Richmond residents are encouraged to submit nominations online.
Contact: Todd Evanger, Community Arts Coordinator
Todd.Evanger@richmond.ca or 604-247-8320
2023 Nomination Categories
Recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.
Artistic Innovation and Excellence
Recognizes an individual artist or organization that is producing visionary creative work, exhibiting innovation within their arts discipline and/or bringing a new cultural experience to the City of Richmond.
Business and the Arts
Recognizes a business that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through sponsorship, philanthropic and/or volunteer service.
Recognizes an individual that has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.
Recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community.
The award recipient of this category will a $300 cash prize from the Richmond Arts Coalition.
Recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, their organization stewardship and/or their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.