Deadline for arts award moninations nearing

You have until Jan. 11 to nominate Okanagan Valley artists for awards consideration.

The Okanagan Arts Awards, now in its 6th year, is an annual celebration recognizing winning nominees for their outstanding achievement. 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 the Thompson Okanagan.

Nominations are open to all ages, and to anyone who resides throughout the Okanagan, from Kamloops to the Nicola Valley, Princeton to Osoyoos and through to Revelstoke.

The Arts Awards recognize all forms of the arts. These are the award categories:

The Central Okanagan Foundation Community Arts Association Award: organization

Music: Singing, song writing, performance

Theatre: Producer, director, actor, company

Dance: Performance, choreographers, companies

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

Visual Arts: All forms and types of visual arts

Design: Industrial, fashion, jewellery, furniture

Media Arts: Film, video, animation

Graphic Arts: Advertising, web design, commercial graphics

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

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

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award will be presented on the basis of overall contributions to the arts. It is not a nomination award.

The timelines for the various steps of the nomination process are as follows:

Deadline for Nominations—January 11

Presentation of Awards—March 2.

The Central Interior has some of the most talented individuals who deserve recognition for their continued contributions to the arts.

Take the time to nominate your star of the arts, raising their profile and honouring the calibre of art in your community.  Go to the Okanagan Arts Awards website atwww.artsco.ca.

You will find that this year’s on-line application process is easy and very user friendly.

Questions will be answered by contacting the  Arts Council of the Central Okanagan Ÿat 250-861-4123 Ÿ e-mail: info@artsco.ca.

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