Arts Awards

About the Arts Awards

2020 Arts Awards

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.

Arts Award Medallion

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

2020 Arts Awards Nominations

Nomination forms for the 2020 City of Hamilton Arts Awards are now closed. Nominees will be announced in the spring and celebrated at a public event in June:

Arts Awards Steering Committee

The Arts Awards Steering Committee, composed of members of Hamilton’s arts community, play an essential advisory role in developing and implementing the program.  In addition to advising on all aspects of the nomination, adjudication, event and evaluation phases, they facilitate ideas, concepts, and community linkages in order to build a successful program that connects the entire community.

We are grateful to the current members of the Steering Committee for their vital contributions to the 2020 Arts Awards program.

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Jen Anisef
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
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