The curtain call for nominations for the 2014 Richmond Arts Awards is nearing and organizers are reminding the public to submit their 1,000 words or less pitches.
If you want to put forward a person or organization you have until next Monday (March 17) at 5 p.m. And all artists, arts administrators and educators, volunteers, supporters and patrons of the Richmond arts community are encouraged to get their nominations in.
Award nominations are sought in a total of 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.
Over the years, the program has attracted 133 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 April 18. Established in 2009, the Richmond Arts Awards program is designed to recognize the achievements in and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders.
Awards and award recipients will be announced on May 6 by Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Richmond Arts Awards 2014 was developed in partnership by the City of Richmond with the Richmond Arts Coalition and is sponsored by the Richmond News.
For more information on the Richmond Arts Awards and to obtain a nomination form, visit www.richmond.ca/artists or call 604-204-8672.