Hamilton Arts Awards: $33,000 up for grabs

WhatsOn Apr 12, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The City of Hamilton will hand out more $33,000 to artists in 10 categories on Thursday, June 9, during the annual Hamilton Arts Awards gala at the Scottish Rite Club.

The awards, first presented in 1976, recognize the city's leaders in theatre, visual arts, writing, music and fine craft, as well as in arts education, management and innovation.

A lifetime achievement award will also be awarded. This year's nominees for the lifetime achievement are Dundas potter Scott Barnim, McMaster University theatre technician Taras Cymbalisty, and Hamilton musician Tom Wilson (LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse).

In eight categories, "established" nominees select "emerging" nominees to vie for the awards with them. "Established" winners in each category take home $2,500, while their emerging nominees earn $1,000.

The June 9 awards night, which starts at the Scottish Rite (4 Queen St. S.) with a catered reception at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 show, is free to the public. Capacity is limited to 500, however, so people wanting to attend must reserve tickets in advance.

Visit the websiteHamiltonArtsAwards.eventbrite.com to reserve tickets or call 905-546-2424, ext. 4270.

The awards' show is part of Hamilton Arts Week, which takes place June 5 to 11. For more information on Arts Week, visit the website hamiltonartscouncil.ca/artsweek.

Hamilton Arts Awards: $33,000 up for grabs

WhatsOn Apr 12, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The City of Hamilton will hand out more $33,000 to artists in 10 categories on Thursday, June 9, during the annual Hamilton Arts Awards gala at the Scottish Rite Club.

The awards, first presented in 1976, recognize the city's leaders in theatre, visual arts, writing, music and fine craft, as well as in arts education, management and innovation.

A lifetime achievement award will also be awarded. This year's nominees for the lifetime achievement are Dundas potter Scott Barnim, McMaster University theatre technician Taras Cymbalisty, and Hamilton musician Tom Wilson (LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse).

In eight categories, "established" nominees select "emerging" nominees to vie for the awards with them. "Established" winners in each category take home $2,500, while their emerging nominees earn $1,000.

The June 9 awards night, which starts at the Scottish Rite (4 Queen St. S.) with a catered reception at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 show, is free to the public. Capacity is limited to 500, however, so people wanting to attend must reserve tickets in advance.

Visit the websiteHamiltonArtsAwards.eventbrite.com to reserve tickets or call 905-546-2424, ext. 4270.

The awards' show is part of Hamilton Arts Week, which takes place June 5 to 11. For more information on Arts Week, visit the website hamiltonartscouncil.ca/artsweek.

Hamilton Arts Awards: $33,000 up for grabs

WhatsOn Apr 12, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The City of Hamilton will hand out more $33,000 to artists in 10 categories on Thursday, June 9, during the annual Hamilton Arts Awards gala at the Scottish Rite Club.

The awards, first presented in 1976, recognize the city's leaders in theatre, visual arts, writing, music and fine craft, as well as in arts education, management and innovation.

A lifetime achievement award will also be awarded. This year's nominees for the lifetime achievement are Dundas potter Scott Barnim, McMaster University theatre technician Taras Cymbalisty, and Hamilton musician Tom Wilson (LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse).

In eight categories, "established" nominees select "emerging" nominees to vie for the awards with them. "Established" winners in each category take home $2,500, while their emerging nominees earn $1,000.

The June 9 awards night, which starts at the Scottish Rite (4 Queen St. S.) with a catered reception at 6 p.m. before the 7:30 show, is free to the public. Capacity is limited to 500, however, so people wanting to attend must reserve tickets in advance.

Visit the websiteHamiltonArtsAwards.eventbrite.com to reserve tickets or call 905-546-2424, ext. 4270.

The awards' show is part of Hamilton Arts Week, which takes place June 5 to 11. For more information on Arts Week, visit the website hamiltonartscouncil.ca/artsweek.