Richmond Arts Awards looking for nominations
18 February 2020
It’s time again to shine a spotlight on the stars of Richmond’s vibrant arts community. Innovative artists, cultural leaders and supporters, including volunteers and sponsors, are among those to be recognized for their contributions to Richmond’s arts scene. Anyone can submit a nomination online for the 12th annual Richmond Arts Awards at www.richmond.ca/artsawards. Nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
The Richmond Arts Awards program is presented by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition and recognizes the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders.
Nominations are being sought in the following categories:
- Arts Education
- Artistic Innovation
- Business and the Arts
- Cultural Leadership
- Youth Arts
All artistic disciplines are eligible: visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, as well as craft, environmental arts and new media.
Three finalists in each of the six categories will be named in April and award winners will be announced in a special ceremony hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie at Richmond City Hall on Tuesday, May 12.
In keeping with a tradition started last year, the Richmond Arts Coalition will award a $200 cash prize to the winner of the Youth Arts category, which 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.
To date, the Richmond Arts Awards program has attracted more than 200 nominations across six categories, recognizing both well-established artists and organizations and rising stars in Richmond’s arts community.
The Richmond Arts Awards is supported by the Richmond News.
For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards and to submit an online nomination by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2020, visit www.richmond.ca/artsawards.