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Posted: May 8, 2022

Still time to make LG’s Arts and Music Awards nominations

The deadline for nominations for the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards is approaching.

Those considering nominating an exceptional artist in British Columbia have until midnight on May 13, to submit their application.

Twenty individual awards for as much as $5,000 each will be awarded, and four to five awards for organizations will be granted for as much as $15,000, depending on the nominations received.

The Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards were created with generous support from the Government House Foundation, as 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 centred on 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.

“We turn to music and the arts in challenging times to replenish our sense of joy, and inspire, elevate, and move our spirits,” said Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. “Now, more than ever, we must value, nurture and support the brightest artists and musicians among us. I am honoured to have the opportunity to do so with the launch of the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards.”

This award is open to any British Columbian or B.C.-based individual, group or organization that has has shown exceptional commitment to enhancing arts and culture within their communities. A selection committee will include representation by esteemed community leaders from visual arts music, and performing arts.

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


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