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2019 Arts and Culture Awards nominations

Complete your nomination today for the 2019 Arts and Culture Awards presented by the Town of Orangeville. Nominations are due by Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 4 p.m.

The Town of Orangeville annually presents the arts and culture awards recognizing individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed to arts and culture in Orangeville. Arts and culture can include visual, music, dance, film, theatre, or written mediums, but also embraces culinary arts, parades, festivals, community events, design and much more.

Who is eligible?
To qualify, the nominee must be a resident of the County of Dufferin. Any individual, agency, organization or community group may nominate an individual, organization or business for any awards listed below. Past award recipients are not eligible to be nominated for the same award. Past nominees are eligible to be nominated again. Self-nominations are accepted.

How is the recipient selected?
An independent panel of judges from outside the County of Dufferin will review the nominations and choose the recipients. To ensure the independent panel of judges is fully aware of the nominee’s contribution to the arts and culture in our community, a clear and concise written description must be given and should list all relevant activities and achievements. 

How do you nominate someone?

Complete an online nomination below.  You may also download and submit this form or pick up a paper form at Customer Service at Town Hall (87 Broadway, Orangeville).  Include a detailed description outlining the outstanding contributions and describe the nominee’s background/history relating to the contribution.  Support materials (e.g. CD’s, DVD’s, photos) may be included; however materials will not be returned.  Please ensure an award category is selected. Nominations are due Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  

Please note:  

  • Website links to specific examples of the nominee's contributions can be included.  The judges will review specific web pages, but will not search the Internet. 
  • The panel of judges are from outside the County of Dufferin. 
  • Nominees will have the opportunity to review the information included in their nomination so they can expand upon their contributions and experiences.  Nominator details will remain anonymous. 

Upon receipt of the nomination by the Town, nominees must accept their nomination. They will then receive a copy of the nomination details (without the nominator information) and be given the opportunity to provide any further information for the judges.  Deadline for nominee forms is Friday, September 6, 2019.

Nomination Deadline:

Nominations may be submitted online or by mail, by email, or in person. Address nominations to: 

Town of Orangeville, 200 Lakeview Court (upper level), Orangeville, ON  L9W 5J7, Attention: Katrina Lemire; Email: [email protected] 

Nominations must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  A email confirming that the nomination was successfully received will be sent to nominators within three business days.  If you do not receive a confirmation, or if you have any other questions, please contact Katrina Lemire at [email protected] 519-941-0440 Ext. 2258.

Awards and Criteria:
Established Artist of the Year: honours an established artist in our community with an extensive body of work and/or who has achieved a wide degree of recognition.

Emerging Artist of the Year: honours an emerging artist in our community who is in the early years of his/her career.

Student Artist of the Year: honours a young emerging student artist in the community who is currently studying full time.

Community Arts Volunteer Advocate: honours a person who has advocated for the arts and culture of our community through volunteer service.

Arts Educator of the Year: honours a teacher, instructor or arts specialist whose creative use of the arts enriches the learning experience of students (not restricted to schools).

Community Impact by a Business: honours a business that fosters and supports arts and culture in our community.

Community Impact by an Organization: honours an organization that fosters and supports arts and culture in our community.

Creative Cultural Event: honours an exhibit, performance, festival, or other event that promoted and/or contributed to arts and culture in our community.

2019 Arts and Culture Awards Nomination Form

Note that the nominee must be a resident of the County of Dufferin.

• For Student Artist of the Year nominations, please include the school and grade/program where the nominee is enrolled. • Website links to specific examples of the nominee's contributions can be included. • The judges will review specific web pages, but will not search the Internet.

Do no include website links.

Please note judges are from outside Dufferin County.

Please check the box to agree and submit your nomination.