The 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards, an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts, will announced its recipients at a virtual event on January 18, 2021 at 7pm. It will be available for viewing by the public on the City’s YouTube channel.
“The arts have the power to bring us together as a community and in this unprecedented time, it’s even more crucial to be supporting and celebrating our arts sector,” said Danika Lochhead, Manager, Arts and Sector Development. “The awards program is now in its fourth year and we’re so happy that we are able to continue to recognize individual artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters and volunteers and their contributions to the cultural vitality of Kingston.”
Recipients of the award – created to increase the profile and appreciation of the arts and enhancing the cultural vitality and civic identity of Kingston – have been announced in previous years at a public event held on a Monday evening in early December. However, the program has been adapted to become a virtual event this year due to the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.