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.


 

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Victoria-bound plane slides off icy Edmonton runway

Crew, passengers had to disembark via bridge stairs

VIDEO: Hundreds gather in Victoria as part of global Women’s March for equality

‘End Violence Against Women’ march theme for 2019

Almost four of 10 Canadians have unlimited internet data at home

Fifty-four per cent say they telecommute at least sometimes

Victoria’s oldest pipes to be replaced this year

The pipes along Cook Street were installed in 1891 and are made of bricks

New Carnarvon Park field-house could cost $4.3M

Both tennis and pickleball courts are included in new draft plan

WATCH: Medieval fighters train in Colwood

Fighters are gearing up for world championships in medieval combat

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read