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Awards honouring Richmond's art community seek nominations

Nominations for the annual Richmond Arts Awards are open until Monday, March 13, 2023.
In-process weaving created by a community member at Richmond Arts Centre’s Fabric Arts Studio.

Nominations are now open for the 15th annual Richmond Arts Awards.

Richmond residents are encouraged to nominate artists, groups or businesses that "significantly contributed" to arts in Richmond or deserve recognition.

All artistic disciplines are eligible and nominations can be made for six categories: arts education, artistic innovation and excellence, business and the arts, cultural leadership, volunteerism and youth arts.

The youth arts category awards a $300 cash prize to an artist 24 years old or younger "whose artistic practice demonstrates outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community," according to the media release.

All award winners will be honoured at a gala hosted at Gateway Theatre. 84 honourees have been recognized by the awards since 2009.

The awards are jointly presented by the City of Richmond and Richmond Arts Coalition, and sponsored by the Richmond News.

Nominations can be submitted online at from now until 5 p.m. on March 13. For more information on the awards, visit the city's website or email