The arts add tremendous richness to communities across Ontario. The Ontario government recognizes this important contribution and welcomes Culture Days, Canada’s nation-wide interactive celebration of arts and culture, by designating the weekend of September 28-30 as ‘Celebrate our Artists Weekend’.
Since 2007, Ontario has selected one weekend during the year to officially celebrate Ontario artists for their dedication and inspiration. We encourage you to get involved! Learn more about Culture Days and find activities in your area.
Then, help your favourite Ontario artist or arts organization gain prestigious recognition through the 2013 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Now entering its seventh year, the awards are an opportunity for you to nominate an artist or arts organization for outstanding achievements over a significant period of time. The 2012 laureates were playwright/filmmaker Shirley Cheechoo and Tarragon Theatre.
You can nominate established artists and arts organizations engaged in a variety of disciplines – including (but not limited to) literature, media arts, music, theatre, visual arts or cultural industries, book and magazine publishing, digital media, film, television and sound recording.
The award is conferred in two categories: an individual artist award and an arts organization award. Details about the awards, guidelines and nomination forms are on the Ontario Arts Council website.
The Ontario Arts Council administers the selection process for the awards on behalf of the Government of Ontario. For more information contact the OAC at: 416-961-1660 ext. 6666, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext 6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time – help us pay tribute to those extraordinary Ontario artists and arts organizations who have made remarkable contributions to our province and its culture. Nominations are due December 3, 2012.
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