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Contact Information

We are here to help! Please contact the office if you have any questions about the nomination process or would like to get involved with the Arts Awards program.

Jen Anisef
Tourism and Culture Division
(905) 546-2424 extension 7612

The Lister Block
28 James St N, 2nd floor
Hamilton, Ontario

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 4:30pm 

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Event Details

Thursday May 29, 2014

7:30 (doors open at 6:30)
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street

Free Event - Everybody's Welcome

Join us for a welcome reception featuring art installations, live performances and refreshments from 6:30 pm prior to the Awards Ceremony where we will announce the 2014 Arts Awards recipients. This will be an unforgettable evening of celebration for Hamilton’s arts community – and you won’t want to miss the after-party!

Stay Tuned

Performers and additional event details to be announced soon! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be kept up to date on event developments.


Book your tickets early! The event is free to attend and tickets are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit to reserve your tickets OR call 904-546-2424 ext. 7612.

Support the Arts Awards

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities for the Arts Awards program. Download the 2014 Sponsorship package. For more information on how to get involved as a sponsor, please contact Jen Anisef, City of Hamilton Arts Awards Coordinator at 905-546-2424 ext. 7612.

How to Nominate an Artist

The nomination deadline for the 2014 Arts Awards program has now passed. Please sign up for our email list: if you would like to receive notification of the 2015 nomination period


The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest municipal-led arts awards programs in Canada. The Arts Awards celebrates Hamilton’s vibrant arts community and recognizes the many individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in our community.

Download the list of past City of Hamilton Arts Awards Recipients (PDF).

Frequently Asked Questions about the nomination process (PDF)

Established Artist and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, selected by a jury, will receive:

  • $2500
  • Arts Awards bronze commemorative medal designed by artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt
  • Civic and Media Recognition

Emerging Artist Award recipients, selected by the Established Artist winner in each category, will receive:

  • $1000
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Civic and Media Recognition

Arts Awards information available in multiple languages

Czech (pdf)
French (pdf)
Hungarian (pdf)
Italian (pdf)
Portuguese (pdf)
Simplified Chinese(pdf)
Somali (pdf)
Spanish (pdf)
Urdu (pdf)