The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest programs of its kind in Canada and has been at the forefront of recognizing creative talent since 1976.
Each year, citizens nominate artists for consideration by independent juries who choose 20 notable artists to honour for their excellence in 11 disciplines. Each successful nominee is presented with a cash award and an official certificate of recognition from the City of Hamilton; Established Artist recipients and Arts Community Leadership Award recipients also receive a signature medallion. Learn more about previous Art Awards recipients
The purpose of the program is to:
- celebrate and build awareness of the incredible contribution that artists make to Hamilton
- foster growth in the arts sector
- develop the talent that drives this vital part of our city
Arts Awards Steering Committee
The Arts Awards Steering Committee is the citizen working group that assists in planning and delivering the annual Arts Awards program. The Committee advises on program elements including the nomination package and adjudication criteria, contributing nomination outreach and event planning guidance based on their specialized knowledge of Hamilton’s arts community.
We thank the 2020 Arts Awards Steering Committee for their contributions in shaping the 2020 Arts Awards Program.
- Beeka Abraham
- Sonali Menezes
- Shane Pennells
- Heather Kanabe
- Sara Dickinson
- Christina Volpini
- Bronwyn Gent
- Eileen Reilly (Arts Advisory Commission representative)
Connect with us in person
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 7612
Email: [email protected]
Office address: Lister Building, 28 James St. North, 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Meetings by appointment only - call or email to book.
Join our email list
To sign up for our email list, email [email protected]
Follow us on social media
Check out #HAA2020 on Twitter to join the Arts Awards conversation.
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