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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 OPEN for the 2017 Arts Awards.

Nominate Now - 2017 Arts Awards

Nomination forms are available for download in the individual categories below. Please see the nomination guidelines for more information on what you need to have and know to complete a nomination.

Nomination Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at midnight

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

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2017 Arts Award Nominations

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.

Arts in Education Award Nomination Form

Emerging Artist Award

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

Emerging Artist Award Nomination Form

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. 

Established Artist Award Nomination Form

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.

Making A Difference Award Nomination Form

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.

Patron of the Arts Award Nomination Form



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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