Richmond Arts Awards winners announced

This year’s Richmond Arts Awards winners have been selected for their contribution to the city’s arts community.

The 12th annual arts awards, presented by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Arts Coalition, recognize local artists, business leaders, educators and residents who have contributed to the arts.

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“The arts are vital to the overall health and resiliency of our community,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

“This has been demonstrated now, more than ever, as we see artists and arts organizations put their creative talents towards everything from supporting our front line workers to lifting our spirits in a time of uncertainty.”

Here are the 2020 recipients:

Artistic Innovation (tie)

  • Direct Theatre Collective
  • Dawn Lo

Arts Education

  • Richmond Music School

Business and the Arts

  • Jason Ko/ Viva pharmaceutical

Cultural Leadership

  • Terry Point


  • Ray Chin

Youth Arts

  • Rotem Levy

A total of 65 nomination applications were received across six categories this year.

The ceremony, which was scheduled to take place on May 12, was cancelled due to COVID-19.

However, an online campaign will be held throughout the summer to highlight award recipients and their work on the @HowArtWorks Instagram account instead.

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