26 Oct Mayor’s Arts Awards 2016 [video]
What an incredibly exciting evening it was to attend the 2016 Mayor’s Arts Awards and Mayor’s Book Award at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre. Presented by the City of Vancouver and the Alliance for Arts and Culture, this gala event celebrates the creative sector leaders who contribute to Vancouver’s strong, and growing, cultural presence on a local and international stage.
Each award recipient is invited to nominate an emerging artist in their field. Categories include Lifetime Achievement, Community Engaged Arts, Craft and Design, Culinary Arts, Film and New Media, Literary Arts, Public Art, Visual Arts, Dance, Music Theatre, Philanthropy, Business Support, Volunteerism, and Art Board Member of the Year.
Featured speakers in the video below include Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robinson and Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, who won the Performing Arts Award for Dance. Renowned artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun won the Mayor’s Book Award for Unceded Territories (featured blog image).
“…how much pressure there is on our land and our buildings, we’ll have to keep working on that front to make sure that artists have the space to do their thing in Vancouver.” – Mayor Gregor Robinson
Host Bill Richardson from the CBC was a crowd pleaser. Speakers featured in the video below include Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robinson and Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, who won the Performing Arts Award for Dance. Renowned artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun won the Mayor’s Book Award for Unceded Territories. The room was brimming with visionaries. See the full list of award recipients here. It was truly inspiring to see their contributions honoured.
Dance is the vehicle I choose but it’s really the potential of the human being that I’m most interested in. – Emily Molnar, Artistic Director Ballet BC
Open Door Gallery is a contemporary art gallery online representing Vancouver and BC painters.
10% of every artwork sold donated to AIDS Vancouver. Local art. Now that’s smart.