Gabriola Arts Council

2024 Arty Award Nominations

2024 Arty Award Nominations

2024 Arty Award Nominations

2024 Arty Award Nominations

Gabriola Arts Council ARTY Award

The Gabriola Arts Council’s ARTY Award is given to a Gabriola resident, group or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture on Gabriola Island in the previous year (2023).

WHO is eligible:

– any full-time resident of Gabriola Island, or a Gabriola-based group, organization or business;

– full- or part-time 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 this award exist:

– to honour the contribution, commitment, hard work and engagement of artists, artisans, art lovers, and arts supporters on Gabriola Island;

– to bring attention in the community to the all of the above.

HOW the ARTY Award recipient is determined:

– GAC members and other Gabriola residents can make nominations when the call is made (usually late March/early April);

– the GAC Board of Directors reviews all nominations and makes a decision based on the information provided in the nomination form and their knowledge of the nominees and their contributions.

WHEN is the ARTY Award presented:

Join us at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Hall, April 17th at 5:00 pm as this year’s recipient will be presented with the coveted and much loved Arty Trophy.

CONDITIONS of winning:

– 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;

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

Nominations are open until March 29th.

Nominations are now closed

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Bill pope is awarded the Arty Award by Frank Shoemaker, Gabriola Island