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Congratulations to the 2017 Arts Awards nominees! 115 established and emerging Hamilton artists have been nominated in 11 categories.
Thank you to all the nominators for participating in the Arts Awards program by nominating an artist to be considered for an award. We are thrilled with the ongoing community support for this program.
The Awards Presentation will take place on Wednesday June 7, 2017 as part of Hamilton Arts Week. The catered presentation event will feature great performers, art demonstrations, and the awarding of $36,500 in cash prizes to artists. Information about the venue, free tickets and event programming will be available mid-April.
And the nominees are...
Lifetime Achievement Award
Arts Innovation Award
Arts Education and Community Arts Award
Arts Management Award
Dance and Performing Arts Award
Fine Craft Award
Media Arts Award
Visual Arts Award
How the recipients are selected
Arts Community Leadership Awards:
- A nomination package is submitted for each Lifetime Achievement Award and Arts Innovation Award nominee.
- A jury for each award, comprised of artists and arts professionals, reviews the nomination packages and determines who will receive the award based on each nominee’s work, career, exemplary accomplishments in their field and/or significant contribution to the advancement of the arts in Hamilton.
Established Artist Award:
- A nomination package is submitted for each Established Artist nominee
- A jury of category-specific arts professionals reviews the Established Artist nomination packages and determines who will receive the award based on each nominee’s work, career, and reception by the arts community at large.
- Each Established Artist nominates an Emerging Artist worthy of recognition in their award category.
- If the Established Artist is awarded, their Emerging Artist is awarded too! By winning together, professional artistic relationships can grow and thrive in the community between artists at different points in their careers.
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