Winners announced for the 2019 Richmond Arts Awards
15 May 2019
The City of Richmond congratulates the winners of the 11th annual Richmond Arts Awards, announced at a ceremony last night, Tuesday, May 14, in Richmond City Hall Council Chambers.
The 2019 Richmond Arts Award recipients are:
- Shelley John for the Arts Education Award, which recognizes an individual or organization whose achievements and contributions to arts education have been significant and far reaching.
- Ming Yeung for the Artistic Innovation Award, which recognizes an individual artist or organization producing visionary, creative work, exhibiting innovation within their arts discipline or bringing a new cultural experience to Richmond.
- Lipont Place for the Business and the Arts Award, which 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.
- Glenda Johnson for the Volunteerism Award, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the arts in Richmond by supporting a Richmond-based artist or arts organization through volunteer service.
- Shawn Chang for the Youth Arts Award, honouring Richmond’s young artists, musicians and cultural contributors.
- Jovanni Sy for the Cultural Leadership Award, which recognizes an arts professional or organization as a leader in their arts discipline, as well as their organization stewardship and their contribution to Richmond’s cultural development.
This year’s selection committee included Richmond School District Trustee, Donna Sargent; professional artist and winner of last year’s Cultural Leadership Award, Marina Szijarto; Artist and Richmond Arts Strategy Task Group member, Andrea Paterson; and Cultural Administrator and Richmond Arts Coalition board member, Paul Dufour. The selection panel reviewed 75 nominations for consideration and the winners were selected from a shortlist of 17 finalists.
Established to recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders, the Richmond Arts Awards are administered by the City of Richmond, developed in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition, and are sponsored by the Richmond News.
For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/artsawards.