Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen presents the inaugural Acorn Arts Award to prominent Oak Bay artist Pat Martin Bates during a ceremony March 9. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Deadline looms for second annual Acorn Arts Award

Nominations for Oak Bay award must be in by Jan. 19

Friday is the deadline for nominations for the second annual Oak Bay Acorn Arts Award.

The award recognizes and celebrate outstanding community artists and groups while building awareness of contributions made in Oak Bay and beyond.

Arts can include, but are not limited to: visual arts, craft, design, film, new media, music, dance, writing, public art, theatre arts, philanthropy, business supporting the arts, volunteerism in the arts, culinary arts, landscape art, or architecture.

The inaugural issue went to longtime Oak Bay artist Pat Martin Bates last year.

Oak Bay’s Acorn Arts Award is an honorary artistic achievement award that recognizes a living individual, group, institution who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to, and significant impact on the arts in Oak Bay.

The award was created last year to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding artistic merit or outstanding arts contributions in Oak Bay; enhance awareness of the arts and the role they play in nourishing Oak Bay’s economic, social and emotional well-being; and to acknowledge persons who have contributed to an enlivened, healthy, and meaningful community.

Acorn Arts Award criteria: Oak Bay’s Acorn Arts Award is an honorary artistic achievement award that recognizes a living individual, group or institution who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to, and significant impact on the arts in Oak Bay.

The purpose of the award is threefold:

1. To acknowledge and celebrate outstanding artistic merit or outstanding arts contributions in Oak Bay.

2. To enhance awareness of the arts and the role they play in nourishing Oak Bay’s economic, social & emotional well-being.

3. To acknowledge persons who have contributed to an enlivened, healthy, and meaningful community.

Three supporting letters of reference must be uploaded once the online nomination form (below) has been filled out. We accept additional supporting appended materials to a maximum of 4 pages.

Hardcopy nomination packages are also available at any Oak Bay Recreation Centre and can be mailed to:

ArtsAlive Acorn Arts Award Committee Attn: Arts & Culture Programmer, Recreation Oak Bay 1975 Bee St, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6

Learn more about the criteria and application here.


 

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