2019 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts Nomination Categories Announced

The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is accepting nominations for the annual arts awards that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

For 2019, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Emerging Artist, Community Impact, and Corporate Champion.


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.


Community Impact: Recognizes outstanding Kamloops individuals and/or small businesses 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.


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.


Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 5, at 5:00 pm.


The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the 12th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on January 19, 2019. The event is presented by the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre.

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