Celebrate Your Local Artists: Announcing the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards

As part of celebrations in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, has launched the Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards.

These one-time awards will recognize individuals, groups, and organizations throughout British Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, creativity, community engagement, and commitment through fostering and mentoring others in the fields of Visual Arts, Music or Performance. The Lieutenant Governor’s Arts and Music Awards will celebrate artists whose work promotes social equity, equality, inclusion, and enhances the well-being of communities of all sizes and citizens of all ages.

Nominate those artists in your community whose dedication to their craft has made life better through art! Your nomination will go toward supporting artists and arts-led organizations: twenty individual awards valued up to $5000 each will be awarded, and 4-5 organizational awards will be awarded with a value of up to $15,000, dependent on the nominations received.

Learn more about the awards, the jury, and how to nominate an artist or art-led organization.