The St. Catharines Arts Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in all areas of artistic creation. First presented in 2005 as part of the City of St. Catharines’ Trillium Awards, the list of arts awards recipients demonstrates the talent and commitment of the arts in St. Catharines.
The Arts Awards seek to increase the visibility of St. Catharines’ artists and cultural industries, honour cultural leaders and their achievements, and cultivate financial and volunteer support for the arts sector. Each award winner is presented with a civic certificate of appreciation and a cash prize of $300.
A record 32 local artists are nominated for the St. Catharines Arts Awards.
The Arts Awards will be presented on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Reserve your tickets today by calling 905-688-5601 ext.5229
The Arts in Education Award celebrates an individual, collective or organization that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to engaging St. Catharines residents through arts education activities.
The Emerging Artist Award is presented to an emerging St. Catharines artist working in any discipline in celebration of current accomplishments and future potential. Emerging Artists are establishing careers in the arts and are working towards becoming recognized professional artists. The Jury may consider nominees of any age who have recently embarked on an artistic career.
The Established Artist Award is presented to a professional St. Catharines artist in any discipline who has received critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in St. Catharines and beyond. The Jury will consider nominees who have been actively practicing their art form for at least 10 years and whose work has made an impact on the St. Catharines’ community.
The Making a Difference Award celebrates the contribution of a St. Catharines artist, arts administrator, arts entrepreneur or arts organization to the growth and development of the arts in St. Catharines.
The Patron of the Arts Award celebrates an individual or business that has made an important contribution to the arts in St. Catharines through innovative, transformative, and entrepreneurial partnerships and/or philanthropic contributions.
Peter Partridge Sr.
The Volunteer in the Arts Award recognizes the work of a St. Catharines resident who has given their time and energy to one or more arts organizations and in doing so has contributed substantially to enriching the cultural life of the city.
All nominations will be evaluated by an independent Jury comprised of three (3) artists and/or arts professionals. This Jury will be established by cultural services staff in consultation with the Culture Committee, following receipt of all nominations. The Jury will be chaired by a member of the Culture Committee and will select the award recipients. All decisions of the Jury are final.
Please Note: A Professional (pertaining to artists and other cultural workers) persons making all or part of their living from their cultural practice, and/or identified by their peers and/or themselves as primarily committed to their practice over other income-producing and life activities.