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2016-04-06 - Nominations for Arts and Culture Awards Due in April


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The City of Charlottetown will celebrate its artistic and cultural leaders at the Arts and Culture Awards in June.

Nominations (including self-nomination by an artist) are being accepted until Friday, April 29 at 12 p.m. (noon).

The awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The event is hosted in Charlottetown every two years and awards are presented in the following categories: Emerging Artist, Artistic Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, Culture Industry and Cultural Event.

Those nominated for an award must live, work or make a substantial contribution to the arts and cultural sector in Charlottetown. For more information or to submit a nomination, visit: www.charlottetown.ca and click on the Arts and Culture Awards button. (Direct URL: www.charlottetown.ca/artcultureawards.php)


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Arts and Culture Award Category Descriptions:

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 Industry 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,

 

Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



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