Thursday, December 1, 2011

Deadline for Nominations - 2012 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Awards

Nomination deadline January 16, 2012


Mayor Stephen Mandel and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) are pleased to announce the 25th Annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts on Monday April 2, 2012 at the Winspear Centre. The Mayor's Celebration of the Arts is an annual event designed to acknowledge and celebrate Edmonton’s arts community and partnerships between business and the arts.

Nominations are invited for the following eight awards:
• Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts
• Award for Sustained Support of the Arts
• John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts
• ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement ($2,500 cash prize)
• CN Award for Youth Artist ($2,500 cash prize)
• DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction ($2,500 cash prize)
• Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist ($2,500 cash prize)
• TELUS Courage to Innovate Award ($2,500 cash prize)

Guidelines for Nominations

• The nominations for these awards may be made by any resident of Edmonton including individuals and organizations.
• An individual or organization may nominate only one business/individual per category.
• A nominee cannot win in more than one category in the same year.
• Past nominees may be nominated again.
Nominations must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2012.

Download nomination form HERE.

Nominations may be sent by e-mail to, mailed to PACE at Box 11933 Edmonton, AB, T5J 3L1, or hand delivered to the 1st floor reception desk, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton.

Independent juries will make all award decisions and all decisions of those juries will be final. The juries are comprised of members of the professional arts community, representatives from each corporate sponsor, a representative from the Office of the Mayor (for the Mayor’s Awards) and past winners, when available.

Nominees may not be nominated by family members.

Please note: the nominee and nominator will each receive one free ticket to the performance, which this year includes a post-reception.

You can buy tickets for the ceremony and performances at the Winspear Centre.

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