It’s time to cast nominations for the Richmond Arts Awards

Richmondites who know a star cultural leader or arts supporter are invited to submit their nominations for this year’s Richmond Arts Awards.

Now in its 11th year, the awards are put on by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Arts Coalition to recognize local artists, educators, business leaders and residents who have contributed to the arts.

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New this year, the Richmond Arts Coalition will give the winner of the youth arts category a $200 cash prize. The category “recognizes a performing, literary or visual artist, 24 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community.”

Along with youth art, nominations are accepted in categories of volunteerism, cultural leadership, business and the arts, artistic innovation and arts education.

Three finalists in each category will be identified in April and winners will be announced in a ceremony hosted by Mayor Malcolm Brodie in May.

For more information on the awards, including how to nominate someone, visit www.richmond.ca/artsawards.

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