The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts committee is accepting nominations for the annual arts awards that recognize and celebrate artists and arts supporters in Kamloops and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

For 2018, awards will be given for each of the following categories: Artist of the Year: Visual Arts, Emerging Artist, and Business in Support of the Arts.

Artist of the Year: Visual Arts recognizes an outstanding Kamloops visual artist. 

Emerging Artist recognizes an emerging Kamloops artist/musician/performer (ages 18 to 35) working in the visual and/or performing arts for their current accomplishments and future potential. 

Business in Support of the Arts recognizes outstanding business leaders and/or businesses/corporations that have made a significant contribution supporting local arts and culture through donations, sponsorships, volunteer services, or the support of an artist.

Nomination forms can be found on the Mayor’s Gala for the Arts website at www.mayorsgalaforthearts.com.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 6, at 5:00 pm.

The Mayor’s Awards for the Arts will be presented at the 11th annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts on January 20, 2018. The event is presented by the City of Kamloops, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops Symphony, and Western Canada Theatre.