Members of the public have been invited to attend the third annual 2019 Mayor’s Arts Awards ceremony and reception where Mayor Bryan Paterson will announce the five recipients of the 2019 program and celebrate their contributions to the arts in Kingston.
The ceremony takes place on Monday, December 2 at 7pm in Memorial Hall at City Hall with a post-reception event to follow at 8pm in the Hall with a performance by local pianist, Ian Wong. The event is free to attend and refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be open during the reception. ASL translation will be offered during the ceremony.
The Mayor’s Arts Awards recognizes and celebrates artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts, affirming the value of the arts in City life.
“This program aims to build the profile of the arts community across the City and increase awareness of the arts among its citizens,” said Danika Lochhead, Manager, Arts and Sector Development. “Each of the 2019 recipients has contributed to establishing Kingston as a place where creative life is valued and innovation is embraced and we’re looking forward to celebrating their work and legacies.”
This year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards winners will be formally recognized by city council at its December 3 meeting.
Mayor’s Arts Awards categories:
The Creator Award recognizes living artists, artistic collectives, or arts organizations. Three Creator Awards will be given each year to honour artistic merit and/or innovation that advances the arts in the city, contributes to the development of the art form and expresses the cultural vitality of Kingston.
Arts Champion Award
The Arts Champion Award recognizes a living individual, organization or corporation making an extraordinary, leading contribution to the arts in Kingston as a volunteer, advocate, supporter, sponsor and/or philanthropist.
Limestone Arts Legacy Award
The Limestone Arts Legacy Award recognizes individuals from the past whose sustained and substantial contributions have built the artistic vitality of the city, nurturing and enabling forms of creation, participation, presentation and enjoyment, whose leadership has inspired others, and whose influence has been felt in the region and beyond.
Visit the City’s Mayor’s Arts Awards page for more information and to view past recipients.