The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Richmond Arts Awards is fast approaching.
The closing date is Monday, March 18 and award nominations are sought in six categories: Business and the Arts; Volunteerism; Cultural Leadership; Artistic Innovation; Arts Education and Youth Arts. All artistic disciplines are eligible including visual, performing, literary and culinary arts, craft, environmental arts and new media.
To date, the program has attracted 104 nominations among the six categories, recognizing both well-established institutions as well as rising stars in Richmond's music, theatre, dance and literary arts scenes. Three finalists in each of the six categories will be named on Friday, April 19.
For more information on the awards and to obtain a nomination form, visit www. richmond.ca/artists or call 604-204-8672.
The Richmond Gateway Theatre Society Endowment Fund is now accepting applications for its Endowment Grant Program from community performing arts groups.
Gateway Theatre is one of the few theatres in Canada that has an ongoing grant program to enrich performances by local arts groups.
Established from a surplus of fundraising monies when the theatre opened in 1984, Endowment Fund Grants are intended to promote creativity and higher artistic standards for the performing arts in Richmond.
The deadline for Endowment Grant applications is Monday April 30 for events spanning July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014. Grants range to a maximum of $2,500.
Application forms are now available at Gateway Theatre's administration office at 6500 Gilbert Rd. in Richmond.