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The Penticton Arts Council - 5th Annual Arts Awards!

Since 2014, the Penticton & District Community Arts Council has been proud to present their annual Arts Awards, recognizing and celebrating excellence in 15 arts categories. This year, due to a decline in the number of nominations for these awards we have changed the format of the awards presentation ceremony. Rather than the customary public awards presentation held at the Cleland Community Theatre, we will instead be holding a more intimate awards presentation and reception at the Leir House Cultural Centre on Friday, April 20. Award recipients will be notified and invited to attend the reception, along with their guests, to receive their award and have photos taken for publication in print, online and in social media.

The Penticton Arts Council looks forward to the Arts Awards returning to a larger, biennial public ceremony format in 2020.

Nomination Categories


Indigenous Excellence:multi-disiplinary
Arts Educator: a teacher in any context, public school, community
Dance: performance, choreographers, companies
Design: fashion, jewelry, furniture
Graphic Arts: advertising, web design, commercial graphics
Literary Arts: fiction, non-fiction, news, weblogs, poetry
Media Arts: film, video, animation
Music: singing, song writing, instrumentation, composing, performance
Supporter of the Arts: through financial, volunteer, or other significant contribution
Business Supporter of the Arts: through financial, volunteer, or other significant contribution
Theatre: producer, director, actor, company
Visual Arts: all forms and types of visual arts
Youth: (under 19) one award will be given in any of the above categories
Indigenous Excellence Youth:
Lifetime Achievement Award – This award will be presented on the basis of overall contributions to the arts in the Penticton Arts Council community. This is not a nomination award