One of the main reasons for creating this event was to recognize the accomplishments of some of the amazing and talented creatives we have living in Airdrie. These Artists bring a vibrancy to our city with music, dance, visual arts, film, body arts, culinary arts and much more.
If you know a Creative in Airdrie nominate them today so we can celebrate their accomplishments with them.
Patron of the Arts Award
Designed to recognize a business or individual(s) in the community that has made outstanding philanthropic contributions to an Airdrie arts organization and therefore enhancing the entire arts community.
Champion of the Arts Award
Designed to recognize an individual in the community who has made outstanding contributions through a variety of non-financial ways such as volunteering and mentoring; supporting the arts in Airdrie and therefore enhancing the entire arts community.
Professional Artist Award
Designed to recognize an individual in the arts community respected by their contemporaries for advancing and enhancing the arts through their exceptional talent and body of work. This individual has made substantial contributions to our community in the area of the arts; literary, music, dance, new media, theatre or visual arts; over an extended period of time.
Emerging Artist Award
Designed to recognize an individual or group who has been a part of the Airdrie arts community for less than five years and who has demonstrated excellence and creativity in their work. These artists have shown exceptional promise in the area of the arts; literary, music, dance, new media, theatre or visual arts.
Arts Educator Award
Designed to recognize passionate, dedicated and innovative educators that have made outstanding teaching contributions in the Airdrie arts community. These teachers set the benchmark for quality in art education and strive to further its excellence and relevancy. They are mentors who consistently nurture their students’ artistic potential and creative processes. They are leaders in forward thinking, critical analysis and historical knowledge of their artistic milieu. The ability to further their students’ growth and development through the generosity of their time and guidance is what makes them truly unique.
Youth Artist Award
Designed to recognize an individual 21 years of age and under who has shown exemplary discipline, effort, talent and promise in their chosen artistic endeavours. In addition to the award, the youth recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship.