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Jai Govinda as recipient of The Mayor’s Arts Awards 2014

“Vancouver is a creative community at heart, and this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards honourees and emerging artists represent the extraordinary depth and diversity of talent that we have in this city,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

Artists who represent the finest talent in Vancouver’s arts and culture community will be honoured for their achievements at the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards.

Mayor Gregor Robertson will present the awards at a special ceremony on October 7 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Honourees will be recognized in the categories of:

  • ·         Studio Arts
  • ·         Performing Arts
  • ·         Support of the Arts (philanthropy, volunteerism, business support, and arts board member of the year)
  • ·         Lifetime Achievement

The winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award will be announced at the event.

“Vancouver is a creative community at heart, and this year’s Mayor’s Arts Awards honourees and emerging artists represent the extraordinary depth and diversity of talent that we have in this city,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

“Support for arts and culture continues to be a top priority at City Hall. On behalf of my colleagues on Vancouver City Council and the citizens of Vancouver, I would like to congratulate the Mayor’s Arts Awards honourees and emerging artists and thank them wholeheartedly for their leadership in making this such an inspiring, creative, and vibrant city.”

Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients

Each honouree in the studio and performing arts categories is invited to select an emerging artist in their discipline who demonstrates the promise of the next generation.

The 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards recipients (emerging artists indicated in parentheses) are:

Performing Arts

  •      Jai Govinda (Shay Kuebler) for dance
  •      Brad Turner (Matt Choboter) for music
  •      Nancy Bryant (Marshall McMahen) for theatre

About the awards

The Mayor’s Arts Awards juries are convened by the Alliance for Arts and Culture. Honourees in the studio and performing arts categories were chosen by juries of their peers, consisting of previous Mayor’s Arts Award recipients. Honourees for business support, philanthropy, and volunteerism are chosen by juries consisting of business and cultural community members active in those fields. The arts board member of the year and lifetime achievement award juries are established by the Society to Bridge Arts and Community. The selection in each award category is made from nominations by individual jurors and from the community at large.

Award recipients have made a significant contribution to their respective disciplines. They have exhibited leadership, innovation, and support for Vancouver’s cultural community over the course of their careers.

Each Honouree Artist is invited to select an Emerging Artist in their discipline who demonstrates the promise of the next generation.

The honourees and emerging artists for the Mayor’s Arts Awards receive a $3,000 cash prize. The lifetime achievement recipient receives a $1,000 cash prize. Those recognized in the Support of the Arts categories receive a non-cash prize. The Book Award recipient receives a $3,000 cash prize.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards were established in 2006 to recognize local artists and their contributions to the city. Since 1989, the City of Vancouver Book Award has been awarded annually to recognize authors whose works demonstrate excellence and contribute to an appreciation and understanding of Vancouver’s history, unique character, or achievements of its residents.

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