City Announces New Arts Achievement Awards; Nominations Now Open

The City of Fredericton is accepting nominations for its new Arts Achievement Award. The award, an action item from the 2014 Cultural Plan, was created to recognize outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, the arts and cultural landscape in the city. Nominations will be accepted until June 2.

The Arts Achievement Award will celebrate cultural achievement and excellence by individuals, organizations and / or businesses in all areas of the arts.  There will be up to a maximum of three awards presented each year.

“The Awards sub-committee of our Arts Advisory Board has been developing the new Arts Achievement Award over the past several months,” said Deputy Mayor Kate Rogers and Chair of the City’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee. “We’re thankful to the Board for their efforts and looking forward to recognizing well deserving members of our local arts and culture sector”. 

Eligible applicants must currently live, work, or be based in the Fredericton region, and be living at the time of selection.  Nominations will recognize current or recent achievements in their field, as this is not meant to be considered a lifetime achievement award.

The nominations will be reviewed by a five member jury selected by members of the Arts Advisory Committee and will be made up of individuals with experience and connection to the arts.

The winner(s) will be presented with a Bronze pin in a designed presentation box.  The pin was created by NB College of Craft & Design student Joël Belliveau, as part of a collaboration project with NBCCD metal students and their instructor, nationally recognized metal smith, Brigitte Clavette.

The Award(s) will be presented at a ceremony in mid June.