2017 Arty Award! Nominate Someone Today!

Nomination Deadline is Friday, March 31st.

GAC is accepting nominations for the ARTY 2017 Award

Which person or organization has made a significant contribution to the arts scene on Gabriola in the past twelve months? Drop your nomination in the mailbox at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre (please include all of the information in the form below), send an email, or use the form below. Last year’s winner was Gail Lund. Previous winners are Leah HokansonTammy Hudgeon, Sheila NorgateJim Wilson-Storey, and Kathy McIntyre. Who will take home the coveted trophy in 2017?

WHO is eligible to win the Arty Award? Any full-time resident of Gabriola Island, or a Gabriola-based group, organization or business. Employees of the Gabriola Arts Council are not eligible, nor are current directors. Contractors and freelance workers are eligible. Past-serving directors are eligible.

WHY does the Arty award exist? To honour the contribution, commitment, hard work and engagement of artists, artisans, art lovers, and arts supporters on Gabriola Island, and to bring attention in the community to the all of the above.

HOW is the ARTY Award recipient determined? GAC members and other Gabriola residents can make nominations. The GAC Board of Directors reviews all nominations and makes a decision based on the information provided in the nomination forms and their knowledge of the nominees and their contributions.

WHEN is the ARTY Award presented? At the Artist Appreciation BBQ, which is a key element of the Isle of the Arts Festival.

CONDITIONS of winning:

1. The winner of the ARTY Award has the honour of being able to display the coveted ARTY trophy in their home, studio or place of work for one year;

2. The winner must return the ARTY trophy to the Gabriola Arts Council at the end of the year in a creatively altered form.

The Arty Award will be given out at the Artist Appreciation BBQ on Sunday, April 16th at the Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre!

Nomination deadline: Friday, March 31st at 4 pm

2016 ARTY Award—Nomination Form

Nominate a person or collective or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the arts on Gabriola Island in 2015-2016.
  • Enter the full name or the person or collective or group that you think is deserving of the coveted ARTY Award for 2016. Remember—this cannot be a current GAC Director or staff person.
  • Please provide their phone number, if you know it.
  • Please provide their email address, if you know it.
  • Please tell us why you think this person, collective or group should receive the 2016 ARTY Award. How have they made a contribution to the arts on Gabriola Island? Provide as much detail as you like.
  • Once you click submit, your nomination has gone through!

    It will lead you to a white page, but all is well 🙂