Enter your nominations by December 2, 2013!

Nominations for the 2014 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts(Awards) are open. These Awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize the leadership, innovation, creativity and talent that artists and arts organizations bring to communities across the province. We hope you consider submitting a nomination and also share information about these Awards with your connections in the Aboriginal arts community.

Through your work, you know how arts and culture breathe life into communities across our province. You know what a great contribution the arts make to Ontario’s economy. Now is the time – nominate an artist or arts organization that deserves to be in the spotlight.

The Awards are conferred in two categories: an individual artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. Nominations can recognize a candidate engaged in any professional arts practice or cultural industry, including (but not limited to):

  • book and magazine publishing
  • community arts
  • crafts
  • dance
  • digital media
  • film
  • music
  • opera
  • television
  • theatre
  • traditional/cultural arts
  • visual and media arts
  • writing

Nominations are due December 2, 2013. Details about the Awards and nomination forms are available on the Ontario Arts Council(OAC) website.

OAC manages the nomination and adjudication process for the Awards on behalf of the Government of Ontario. For more information, contact OAC at 416-969-7423
(toll-free 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7423) or cgloude@arts.on.ca.

Click here for a cumulative list of laureates

Now in its 50th year, the Ontario Arts Council plays a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians. In 2012-2013, OAC funded 1,793 individual artists and 1,076 organizations in 232 Ontario communities, for a total of $52.1 million.