Celebrate the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards Recipients

Recipients of the 2021 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be announced and recognized at an event on Monday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The event will be live streamed from the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning on the City’s YouTube channel. Due to COVID-19, the event is not open to the public.

The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high 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.

“The vibrancy of our city is anchored by the artists and arts organizations that call Kingston home,” says Danika Lochhead, Manager, Arts & Sector Development. “The annual awards program is a celebration of the artistic talent we have here, and of all those who support, nurture and enhance our arts community.”

The nomination of award recipients is facilitated through the City of Kingston Arts Advisory Committee (AAC) that establishes a Nominations Working Group (NWG) each year for this purpose. The NWG identifies award recipients according to the program criteria set out in the Terms of Reference. The NWG is comprised of five to seven members who represent a range of interests, experience, and perspectives and who are also respected and knowledgeable regarding the arts in Kingston.