Each year, Business for the Arts brings together more than 400 arts and business leaders from across Canada to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by individual business and arts leaders and companies who have shown outstanding commitment to the arts through philanthropy, unique and innovative partnerships and programs, and volunteerism. Awards are handed out in the following categories:
Edmund C. Bovey Award: Named after the first chairman of Business for the Arts, this award honours a business professional who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant philanthropy or leadership in arts and culture in Canada. The winner receives an award sculpture as well as $20,000 to direct from the Bovey Award fund to the arts organization(s) of their choice.
Arnold Edinborough Award: Named after the founding President of the Council for Business and the Arts in Canada (now Business for the Arts), this award recognizes a young business professional age 40 and under who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts. The winner receives an original artwork and a cash prize of $5,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) of their choice.
Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award: The Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award has been established to recognize arts leaders who have spent a lifetime dedicated to fostering the arts in Canada by building partnerships with fellow arts executives, artists, media, business leaders and public sector officials to ensure a vibrant cultural sector for all Canadians. This award was presented to Peter Herrndorf as our inaugural honoree, and in subsequent years will be presented to those who live and work by this same ideal to see the arts thrive in Canada as their career mission. The winner receives an original artwork and a cash prize of $10,000 to be directed to the arts organization(s) of their choice.
Corporate Champion of the Arts Award: Awarded to a business that has strengthened arts and culture in Canada through its long-standing support of and commitment to the sector.
Community Impact Award: This award recognizes an arts and business partnership that has enhanced the quality of life and enriched the cultural scene in their community through innovative program(s), creative business partnerships or neighbourhood revitalization initiatives.
Deadline to Nominate: Friday, January 29, 2016
If you have any questions about the award categories or submission process, please contact [email protected]