Nominations Now Open for City’s Arts Achievement Awards

The City of Fredericton is accepting nominations for its Arts Achievement Award. The award will recognize outstanding achievement in, or contribution to, the arts and cultural landscape in the city. Nominations will be accepted until May 24.                                                                  

The Arts Achievement Award celebrates 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 first recipients of the Arts Awards recognition program in 2017 were SilverFish Photography Collective and artist, educator, Brigitte Clavette.

 “We’re looking forward to recognizing well deserving members of our local arts and culture sector and celebrating the vibrant arts and cultural landscape in the City of Fredericton”  said Kate Rogers, Chair of the City’s Arts & Culture Advisory Committee. 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 jury selected by members of the Arts Advisory Committee and the Award(s) will be presented at a ceremony in mid June.  Winner(s) will be presented with a bronze pin, created by NB College of Craft & Design student Joël Belliveau, as part of a collaboration project with NBCCD metal students. 

For more information, and to access the on-line nomination form, visit the City’s website at www.fredericton.ca/awards or contact Mary Ellen Hudson, Fredericton Tourism & Events Division, 506-460-2043, maryellen.hudson@fredericton.ca.