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Richmond Arts Awards seeking nominations to honour arts contributors

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 10:25 PST, Tue January 17, 2023

Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for the 15th annual Richmond Arts Awards.

People can nominate an extraordinary emerging or established artist, arts leader, cultural practitioner, educator, group, or arts business that has significantly contributed to the arts or is deserving of recognition. Nominations are being accepted in the following six categories:

• Arts education

• Artistic innovation and excellence

• Business and the arts

• Cultural leadership

• Volunteerism

• Youth arts

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 at richmond.ca/artsawards. Nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 13.

The Richmond Arts Awards are presented through a partnership between the City of Richmond and Richmond Arts Coalition. The program has recognized 84 honourees since 2009.

For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards and to submit a nomination, visit richmond.ca/artsawards or email culture@richmond.ca.

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