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null 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients announced

November 6, 2018 –

Last evening, at the second annual Mayor's Arts Awards ceremony in Kingston City Hall, Mayor Bryan Paterson presented awards to five people for their artistic achievements and extraordinary contributions in and to the arts.

"It's a pleasure to recognize this year's Mayor's Arts Awards recipients and acknowledge the profound impact the arts have on our community" says Mayor Paterson. "We have such a rich culture and a vibrant city thanks to the many gifted artists in Kingston. Congratulations to this year's award recipients!"

2018 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients

Creator Awards

The Creator Award (cash prize of $2,500, award and certificate) recognizes living artists, artistic collectives, or arts organizations. Three Creator Awards will be given each year to honour artistic merit and/or innovation that advances the arts in the city, contributes to the development of the art form and expresses the cultural vitality of Kingston. The 2018 recipients are:

  • Erin Ball
  • Onagottay Blanchard
  • Clarke Mackey

Arts Champion Award

The Arts Champion Award (award and certificate) recognizes a living individual, organization or corporation making an extraordinary, leading contribution to the arts in Kingston as a volunteer, advocate, supporter, sponsor and/or philanthropist. The 2018 recipient is:

  • Karen Peperkorn

Limestone Arts Legacy Award

The Limestone Arts Legacy Award (award and certificate) recognizes individuals from the past whose sustained and substantial contributions have built the artistic vitality of the city, nurturing and enabling forms of creation, participation, presentation and enjoyment, whose leadership has inspired others, and whose influence has been felt in the region and beyond. The 2018 recipient is:

  • Kim Renders

Visit the Mayor's Arts Awards page for video profiles of the five recipients, created by Make Hay Media, and more information about the awards.

The 2018 Mayor's Arts Awards winners will also be recognized formally at tonight's City council meeting in Council Chambers.

By increasing the profile and appreciation of the arts, the awards enhance the cultural vitality and civic identity of Kingston. Through this program, the City of Kingston affirms the value of the arts in city life, and nurtures and inspires sustained development of the cultural sector for the benefit of residents.

The City, through the cultural services department, administers the Mayor's Arts Awards program and works with the Kingston Arts Council (KAC) to document and promote the work of award recipients.