Tickets for May 1 Ceremony on sale now!
The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) announces the 2017 Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts nominees:
Mayor’s Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts
- Bedouin Beats
- PlanIt Sound Inc
- Steel Craft Door Products Ltd.
Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support for the Arts
- Landmark Homes
- The Paint Spot
- Sarmad Shawqi, ceramic art teacher, Iraqi Canadian Association
John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts
- Sventlana Kanyo, visual artist and managing director, Masters Arts Academy
- Jenna Marynowski, owner and writer, After the House Lights
- Brent Oliver, director, BOP Management & Consulting; artistic director, UP+DT Festival
- Zach Polis, content advisor and editor, Monetizing Your Creativity Podcast
ATB Financial Ambassador of the Arts Award
- Arooka, Edmonton Multicultural Artist Group
- Mariam Qureshi, curator, organizer and artist leader, Lotus Gallery
ATCO Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
- To be announced at the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts.
Emerging Artist Award
- Nasra Adem, Youth Poet Laureate of Edmonton, Sister 2 Sister & Black Arts Matter
- Kasie Campbell, visual artist
- Stephanie Lilley, artistic director, Viva Dance
- Marlaena Moore, singer songwriter
- Kate Stashko, dancer and choreographer
- Jeannie Vandekerkhove, dancer and choreographer
Qualico Artistic Leadership Award
- Dr. Allison Balcetis, musician, instructor of saxophone, University of Alberta
- Jake Hastey, artistic director and chief executive officer, Toy Guns Dance Theatre
- Svetlana Kanyo, visual artist and managing director, Masters Arts Academy
- Julie Kiraly, director and chief executive officer, Hit That Jive Productions Ltd.
- Paul Schieman, founder and artistic director, Alberta Baroque Ensemble
Syncrude Award for Excellence in Arts Management
- Rayanne Doucet, executive director, Edmonton Poetry Festival
- Carol Holmes, executive director, Writers’ Guild of Alberta
- Kim Mattice Wanat, artistic and managing director, Opera Nuova
- Ken Regan, chief executive officer (retired), CKUA Radio
- Murray Utas, artistic director, Fringe Theatre
TELUS Courage to Innovate Award
- The Executive of Toy Guns Dance Theatre
- Fresh Canvas Art Company
- Jen Mesch, Artistic Director, Jen Mesch Dance Conspiracy
- Obsessions Octet
Theatre Alberta congratulates all nominees on their achievements!
Ceremony: May 1, 2017; doors open at 7:30pm. For more information, please click here.
Tickets: Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts, please click here.