SURREY — The nomination deadline is next Friday (May 12) for the inaugural Surrey Mayor’s Arts Awards, presented by Surrey Board of Trade as part of its cultural industry strategy.
The four categories are Philanthropy Award, Cultural Ambassador, Legacy Award and Arts & Innovation Award.
The awards will be presented on the morning of Friday, June 9 during a Surrey Hot Topic Series event titled, “Is the Creative Economy Hitting the Right Notes?”
The Surrey Mayor’s Art Awards recognize individuals and businesses “committed to enriching Surrey through the arts, thus enhancing Surrey’s livability,” according to a post at BusinessinSurrey.com.
Here are the award category descriptions:
Awarded to an individual or business that has generously contributed to arts and culture through grants, donations or other investments.
Awarded to an individual or business that has significantly contributed to Surrey’s arts and cultural community and raised the visibility of Surrey’s creative industry. May include exemplary work across disciplines (as an artist or administrator) as well as advocating for and promoting the value of arts and culture.
Awarded for a rich and enlightening career in the arts. This individual or business may be celebrating a milestone anniversary or capping off a long career in the creative economy industry. Ultimately Surrey is more vibrant for their long-standing
Arts & Innovation Award
Awarded for originality, ingenuity, and resourcefulness within the creative sector (music, dance, visual art, literature). Open to individuals and businesses.