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Contact Information

We are here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the nomination process or would like to get involved with the Arts Awards.

Arts, Events and Grants Section, Tourism and Culture Division
(905) 546-2424 extension 4514

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

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

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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.

2015 City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Free Event | Everybody’s Welcome

Thursday June 4, 2015 | 7:30 (doors open at 6:30)

Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William Street

Join us in celebrating Hamilton’s dynamic arts community at the 2015 Arts Awards! Kicking off at 6:30 p.m. - all are invited to mingle at a welcome reception featuring art, entertainment and light refreshments. The awards ceremony (starting at 7:30 p.m.) will honour the achievements of local artists and will feature live performances. A reception where you can celebrate the 2015 award recipients and enjoy more engaging art experiences will follow.

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. For more information on how to get involved as a sponsor, please contact Kristen Kerr at 905-546-2424 x 2625.

How to Nominate an Artist

The nomination deadline for the 2015 Arts Awards program has now passed. Please sign up for our email list: if you would like to receive notification of the 2016 nomination period.

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

Frequently Asked Questions about the nomination process (PDF)


The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest municipal-led arts awards programs in Canada. This program celebrates and builds awareness of the incredible contribution that artists make to Hamilton.

Established Artist 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)