Charlottetown is home to world class artists, artisans, venues and volunteers. In recognition of their contributions, the City launched the Charlottetown Arts and Culture Awards in 2014 as part of its 1864 Anniversary Celebrations. The awards were designed to honour Charlottetown's artistic and cultural leaders - individuals, groups and organizations - who significantly contribute to the arts in the community.
The City of Charlottetown hosts the event every two years to celebrate the vibrant artistic talents of those in the Capital City and to continue in the role of champion and catalyst for artistic and cultural creativity, expression and innovation.
The 2016 City of Charlottetown Arts and Culture Awards will be presented on Friday, June 10, at 7 p.m. at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Nomination for the 2016 Arts and Culture Awards is now closed.
Charlottetown Arts and Culture Award Categories
The Charlottetown Arts and Culture Awards are comprised of the following five (5) categories:
Emerging Artist Award (includes a cash prize)
The City of Charlottetown Emerging Artist Award recognizes an individual artist who has been pursuing his or her practice for fewer than five (5) years and demonstrates the promise of future success.
Artistic Excellence Award (includes a cash prize)
The City of Charlottetown Artistic Excellence Award recognizes overall, exhibited artistic excellence. The recipient has made a significant contribution to their respective disciplines; their leadership, innovation, and creativity has a positive influence on the City of Charlottetown.
Lifetime Achievement Award (includes a cash prize)
The City of Charlottetown Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions over his or her lifetime to arts and culture in our community.
Cultural Industry Award
The City of Charlottetown Cultural Industry Award recognizes an individual, group or business that has made a contribution to the economic growth of the cultural industries in our community.
Cultural Event Award
The City of Charlottetown Cultural Event Award recognizes an individual, group or business that has developed and/or presented an event that contributes to the arts and cultural development of our community. The event is held within the City of Charlottetown. It engages residents and visitors and adds to a greater appreciation of the quality of life in our community.
Nominees must live, work or make a substantial contribution to the arts and cultural sector in Charlottetown. Please ensure the proposed candidate meets this criteria and their contribution reflects the individual award category.
The selection of award recipients will be determined by an independent panel, appointed by and separate from, the Arts Advisory Board and Chaired by one (non-voting) member of the Arts Advisory Board. This selection committee will be comprised of members from the arts community. Their role is to review all nominations and select all recipients based on predetermined criteria for each award category.