Okanagan Arts Awards Call for Nominations


Chris Walker & Gillian Richards hosted the 2014 Okanagan Art awards.

The Okanagan Arts Awards, now in its 8th year, is recognizing outstanding achievement in the arts. The arts awards serve to underline the importance of the arts in our communities, and to recognize individuals and groups for their significant contributions and for their exceptional support of arts and culture in BC’s Central Interior.

Nominations are open to artists who resides from Kamloops to the Nicola Valley, Princeton to Osoyoos, and through to Revelstoke.

The Arts Awards recognize all forms of the Arts:

Central Okanagan Foundation Community Arts Association Award: arts organization

Arts Educator: a teacher in any context, public school, community

Culinary: demonstrate a high degree of competence

Dance: performance, choreographers, companies

Design: industrial, fashion, jewelry, furniture

Graphic Arts: advertising, web design, commercial graphics

Literary Arts: fiction, non-fiction, news, weblogs, poetry

Media Arts: film, video, animation

Music: singing, song writing, instrumentation, composing, performance

Supporter of the Arts: through financial, volunteer or other significant contribution

Theatre: producer, director, actor, company

Visual Arts: all forms and types of visual arts

Youth: Age to 25: one award will be given: music, dance, theatre, visual arts, including media & design

Deadline for nominations is January 31. The awards will be presented at the end of March