One of Hamilton’s largest events celebrating the achievements of locals artists and creators has opened up nominations for its 2022 event.
The City of Hamilton Arts Awards, an annual event that recognizes excellence in the city’s rich artistic community, is now allowing residents to nominate local artists working in a wide range of disciplines.
Eligible artists can be working within disciplines including – but not limited to – fine craft, theatre, dance, music, visual arts, media arts, arts education, arts management, writing, and more.
The 2022 City of Hamilton nomination form is now live and you are invited to nominate your favourite #HamOnt artists, arts community leaders & supporters! Deadline: Jan 14.
— Hamilton Arts Awards (@HamArtsAwards) November 29, 2021
In prior years of the Hamilton Arts Awards, recipients were recognized in specific categories. Now, however, the more specific categories have been done away with in favour of an open and generalized “Creator Award” category, in which artists of all disciplines can be nominated.
On top of the Creator Award, there is also a Lifetime Achievement Award to recognize the work of a mid to late-career artist, and an Arts Champion Award that honours individuals who have volunteered their time to the support of an arts institution, event, or ad-hoc group.
To nominate an artist, Hamilton residents can go on the city website to download the Nomination Package, which must be completed and submitted by January 14th, 2022. Eligibility criteria is also listed on the website.
Read more about the 2022 City of Hamilton Arts Awards here. Who will YOU nominate?