The Award categories for the 2021 Mayor's Awards for the Arts are: Emerging Artist, Corporate Champion. Artist of the Year: Performing Arts, and Innovation in the Arts.
Emerging Artist: 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.
Corporate Champion: Recognizes outstanding Kamloops business leaders and/or medium to large businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations (cash or in-kind), sponsorships and/or volunteer services in support of a local arts organization and/or Kamloops artist.
Artist of the Year: Performing Arts: Recognizes the work of an experienced Kamloops artist who has made remarkable contributions to the performing arts in Kamloops.
Innovation in the Arts: Recognizes outstanding businesses or individuals that have invested in an arts organization, event, project or individual artist in a creative and original manner.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2021 MAYORS AWARDS FOR THE ARTS ARE NOW CLOSED!
All short-listed award nominees are asked to participate in all activities for the presentation of the award including attendance at the nominee reception and to make themselves available to the media for interviews. The nominees are required to allow photographs and public information about themselves to be used in promoting the award. All finalists, announced at the nominee reception, are expected to attend the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, (date and location TBA).
If you have any questions regarding the Mayor’s Award for the Arts, please contact the Kamloops Art Gallery at (250) 377-2402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.