Arts & Culture Awards

Arts & Culture Awards

The City of Charlottetown has opened the call for nominations and call for award design for the 2021 Arts and Culture Awards, which will be held on Monday, October 25 at the Trailside Music Hall.

The Arts and Culture Awards, created by the Charlottetown Arts Advisory Board, are held in Charlottetown bi-annually and were designed to honour those who make a substantial contribution to the arts and cultural sector in Charlottetown. Awards are presented in the following categories: Emerging Artist Award; Artistic Excellence Award; Lifetime Achievement Award; Champion of the Arts.

The deadline to submit a nomination is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27 and can be completed using the form at the bottom of this page. Individuals can be nominated by a peer, organization or self-nominate.

The selection of winners will be determined by an independent panel made up of past winners of the Arts and Culture Awards. The panel is chaired by one (non-voting) member of the Arts Advisory Board. Each award winner will receive a one-of-a-kind award created by a local artist. Award recipients in each category, aside from the Champion of the Arts Award, will also receive a cash prize.

Call for Award Design

Arts & Culture Awards Past Award - Tree

Arts & Culture Awards Past Award - Piano





The Arts Advisory Board is also seeking proposals for four awards to be presented during the Arts & Culture Awards Ceremony. The ideal award is locally hand crafted and a size that is suitable for presentation on stage and for display in the winners’ home or offices. Since the award will be presented to members of the artistic community, inventive submissions that diverge from traditional trophy design are encouraged. The maximum cost for each award is $200.00 ($800.00 Commission total).

The deadline to submit award design proposals is 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27. All proposals should be to the attention of The Arts Advisory Board c/o Charlotte Nicholson. Proposals can be dropped off at City Hall reception (199 Queen St.), emailed to cnicholson@charlottetown.ca, or mailed to PO Box 98, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7K2.

The Charlottetown Arts Advisory Board oversees the administration of the awards. The board members are: Barbara MacLeod, Chair; Cheryl Wagner; Mark Sandiford; Brandon Hood; Jennifer Campbell; and Stephen MacInnis.

Nomination Form:

Arts & Culture Awards

* Full Name of Nominee: 

* Full Address: 

* Phone: 

* Email: 

* Select a Category for Submissions (Please select only one category for each nomination):

 Emerging Artist
 Artistic Excellence
 Lifetime Achievement
 Champion of the Arts

About the Nominee: 

In 100 words or less, please describe why the nominated individual or group is deserving of the noted award selection. Please highligh the nominee's important achievements, discuss excellenece demonstrated within their discipline and address their body of work. (Self-nominations are welcome). 



Contact Information for Nominator (leave blank if self-nomination): 

* Full Name of Nominator: 

* Phone: 

* Email: 

Nomination deadline is 12 p.m. (noon) on Friday, August 27. 



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