Third Annual TD Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts now accepting nominations
Nominations are open until Oct. 7, 2016, to celebrate and honour Airdrie’s brightest stars, professional to youth, in all genres of the arts at the TD Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts (AMNA).
This is the community’s opportunity to showcase the wide variety of talented musicians, actors, singers, dancers, artists, writers, filmmakers and more who make Airdrie an increasingly vibrant place to live.
Finalists in all five categories will be announced Nov. 14. A new category this year, the Arts Educator Award, is designed to recognize the role that arts teachers play in building creative careers.
Winners will be announced Jan. 28, 2017, at the annual awards night which features local and regional talent performances.
AMNA AWARDS CATEGORIES
Patron of the Arts Award
This is a category designed to recognize a business or individual in the community that has made outstanding philanthropic contributions to an Airdrie arts organization, therefore enhancing the entire arts community.
Champion of the Arts Award
This award recognizes an individual in the community who has made outstanding contributions through a variety of non-financial ways, such as volunteering and mentoring; supporting the arts in Airdrie and therefore enhancing the entire arts community.
Youth Artist Award
This category is designed to recognize an individual 21 years of age and under who has shown exemplary discipline, effort, talent and promise in their chosen artistic endeavours. In addition to the award, the youth recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Emerging Artist Award
An award designed to recognize an individual who has been a part of the Airdrie arts community for less than five years and who has demonstrated excellence and creativity in their work.
Professional Artist Award
This category is designed to recognize an individual in the arts community respected by their contemporaries for advancing and enhancing the arts through their exceptional talent and body of work.
Arts Educator Award
This award is designed to recognize passionate, dedicated and innovative educators who have made outstanding teaching contributions in the Airdrie arts community.
To read all of the nomination guidelines and nominate an Airdrie artist/performer, go to creativeairdrie.ca