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Nominations open for annual awards recognizing Richmond artists

Categories include youth artists and arts education and nominations will close on March 11.
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Pottery created by a community member at the Richmond Arts Centre.

The City of Richmond is asking for the community's help in recognizing those who contributed most to the local arts scene.

The annual Richmond Arts Awards, held by the city and Richmond Arts Coalition, are back for the 16th year and nominations are open from now until Monday, March 11.

Six awards categories are available: arts education, artistic innovation and excellence, business and the arts, cultural leadership, volunteerism and youth arts.

The youth arts category celebrates a performing, literary, media or visual artist who is 24 or under "whose artistic practice demonstrates outstanding promise and commitment to the Richmond arts community."

Award winners will be honoured at a ceremony later in the year and the youth arts winner will receive a $300 cash prize from the Richmond Arts Coalition.

All artistic disciplines are eligible, including culinary, literary, performing and visual arts, craft, environmental arts, new media and social practice.

To nominate someone or for more information, visit richmond.ca/ArtsAwards or email culture@richmond.ca.

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