Patron of the Arts Award
The Patron of the Arts Award recognizes a person, business, or organization that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador through innovative, community, or sustained support of artistic activity. The award comes with a cash prize of $2,500. (If a company or corporation is the recipient of the Patron of the Arts Award, a piece of art will be awarded in lieu of a cash prize.)
There is no residency requirement for the Patron of the Arts Award, and the nominee does not have to be a native Newfoundlander or Labradorian.
Members of the arts community and general public can nominate one person, group, or organization. Nominees will be considered only for the category in which they are nominated. Permission from the nominee is mandatory.
Nominations must be submitted via the online nomination form. The submitted nomination form is regarded as a letter of support. Self-nominations are no longer accepted.
ArtsNL will contact nominees to request support materials, which will inform the jury’s discussions. Electronically submitted support material (e.g., PDFs; JPGs; URLs), including letters of support, must be uploaded by the nominee. (Access to a cloud folder will be supplied to the nominee by ArtsNL.) Nominees must supply a bio and recent headshot to potentially be used in all Arts Awards-related publicity.
VOTING AND SELECTION
The recipient of the Patron of the Arts Award is selected by a multidisciplinary jury. If there are no nominees, or if those nominated do not qualify under the specified criteria, no award will be presented that year. There is no limit to the number of times a person, group or organization may be nominated or win the Patron of the Arts Award.
The Patron of the Arts Awards is given posthumously only if the nominee passes away after being selected as the winner.
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