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Registration is now open for the first Mayor's Arts Awards event

November 20, 2017 -

All are welcome to the inaugural Mayor's Arts Awards announcement on Monday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall at Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St.  Hosted by Mayor Bryan Paterson, the ceremony will unveil the five recipients of the 2017 program. A celebration will follow at 8 p.m. at Montes in the Tir Nan Og at 200 Ontario St.

The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. 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 affirms the value of the arts in City life, and nurtures and inspires sustained development of the cultural sector to the benefit of all its citizens.

Both events are free, but organizers ask that you register to attend by Wednesday Nov. 29 at: http://conta.cc/2hFrNsl

Mayor's Arts Awards categories

Creator Award

The Creator Award 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.

Arts Champion Award

The Arts Champion Award 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.

Limestone Arts Legacy Award

The Limestone Arts Legacy Award 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.

For more information about the Mayor's Arts Awards please visit www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/kingston-awards/mayors-arts-awards

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.

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Media contact: For more information contact Julie Fossitt, manager, cultural marketing at jfossitt@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 1143.