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B.C.’s Lieutenant Governor launches new arts and music awards: apply by May 13, 2022!

Apr 6, 2022 | BC + World Themes, Music + Sound Recording

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, with generous support from the Government House Foundation, is honoured to announce the launch of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards.

As a part of celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, these awards will recognize individuals, groups, and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, community engagement, passion, or commitment to fostering and mentoring others in the fields of visual arts, music or performance. This program is focused around the concepts of inclusion and connection, following key themes of Her Honour’s mandate. Nominees should reflect these values through their creative work by enhancing the vibrancy of their communities, and strengthening cross-cultural and intergenerational connections.

This award is open to any British Columbian or B.C.-based individual, group, or organization that has shown an exceptional commitment to enhancing arts and culture within their communities. Twenty individual awards valued up to $5,000 each will be awarded, and four to five organizational awards will be awarded with a value of up to $15,000, dependent on the total number of nominations received. A selection committee will include representation by esteemed community leaders from visual arts, music and performing arts. Nominations will be open until May 13, 2022.

More information on nomination guidelines, and how to submit a nomination, can be found here.