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City of St. Catharines Arts Awards

First presented in 2005, the Arts Awards celebrate St. Catharines' artists and cultural industries, honour cultural leaders and their achievements, and cultivate support for the arts sector. Arts Award recipients demonstrate St. Catharines' breadth of talent and commitment to the arts.

2017 Arts Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2017 Arts Awards. Nominees will be announced in April. Follow StCathCulture on FACEBOOK and TWITTER for updates on the #StCathArtsAwards.

The recipients of the City of St. Catharines Arts Awards will be announced on Monday June 5, 2017 at Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.

Arts Awards 

Arts in Education Award

Sponsored by The Pen Centre

Celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging St. Catharines residents through arts education activities.

Emerging Artist Award

Sponsored by the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University

Two emerging St. Catharines artists working in any discipline will be recognized, celebrating current accomplishments and future potential.

Established Artist Award

For a professional St. Catharines artist in any discipline who has received critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in St. Catharines and beyond. 

Making A Difference Award

Sponsored by the St. Catharines Downtown Association

Celebrates a St. Catharines arts entrepreneur, arts administrator, arts organization, arts animator or volunteer in the arts whose leadership and innovation have significantly contributed to the growth and development of arts and culture in St. Catharines.

Patron of the Arts Award

For an individual or business that has made a meaningful contribution to the arts in St. Catharines through innovative, transformative, and entrepreneurial partnerships or philanthropic investments.

 

Recognition

All nominees will be provided with two (2) tickets to the event and a pre-show reception. Award recognition will be presented as follows:

  • Arts in Education, Established Artist, and Making A Difference - a $500 cheque and a beautifully hand-crafted St. Catharines Arts Award
  • Emerging Artists (2) - a $500 cheque and civic certificate of appreciation
  • Patron of the Arts - a beautifully hand-crafted St. Catharines Arts Award and a $500 contribution to be directed to an artist or arts organization of the recipient's choice
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