EC3 ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 2ND ANNUAL PETERBOROUGH ARTS AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE MAYOR’S LUNCHEON FOR THE ARTS ON MAY 24, 2019.

Peterborough, ON – The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) is pleased to announce that the 2019 Peterborough Arts Awards were presented today at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts.  Six awards of $2,000 each were presented for outstanding achievement in the arts at the sold-out event at the McDonnel St. Activity Centre.  Last year, Bill Lockington of LLF Lawyers led the sponsorship campaign, successfully raising $60,000 to support each of the awards for five years.  The following seven awards were presented:

PETERBOROUGH ARTS AWARDS 2019 WINNERS

OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTIST 
Sponsored by: MERIT
*Nimkii Osawamick (Dance)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY AN INDIGENOUS ARTIST
Sponsored by: LLF Lawyers 
*Hilary Wear (Performance)

OUTSTANDING MID-CAREER ARTIST 
Sponsored: by Betty and Bill Morris 
*Beau Dixon (Theatre)
*Patti Shaughnessy (Theatre)

ARTS CATALYST
Sponsored by: Kate and Alex Ramsay 
*Ryan Kerr (Theatre)

OUTSTANDING SENIOR ARTIST 
Sponsored by: Outpost379 
*Alice Williams (Visual Arts)

ARTS CHAMPION
Sponsored by: Ashburnham Realty 
*
Charlie Werger (Theatre)

The Peterborough Arts Awards are open to professional artists in any discipline living in the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County.  A jury of five arts professionals reviewed 30 applications and selected a shortlist of 18 finalists, including a winner in each category. Beau Dixon and Patti Shaughnessy tied for the Outstanding Mid-Career Artist category.

The Peterborough Arts Awards are annual awards established to honour and recognize the excellence and outstanding achievement of professional artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters living and working in our city and county.

Here’s what people are saying about the Peterborough Arts Awards:
“It meant the world for me to be recognized by my peers as Outstanding Senior Artist at the inaugural ceremony in 2018. I was humbled to be given this honour by the Electric City Culture Council. These awards support in an amazing and substantial way the commitment and work of creative artists in the city and region.”  Rob Winslow, 4th Line Theatre

“So many wonderfully creative people give their time and energy to the arts in this city, it was indeed an honour to be the recipient of EC3's first Arts Champion Award in 2018.  I could ask for nothing more than to be acknowledged as a person who has gained the gratitude and respect of others, who, like me, find the arts a rewarding part of their lives. And the monetary prize that came with the award allowed me to share my good fortune with some of the organizations that have shaped my life.”  Beth McMaster

“The Peterborough Arts Awards, organized by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) and presented at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts, is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts.  It has been my great pleasure to champion this initiative to honour Peterborough’s outstanding artists and arts supporters.”
Bill Lockington, LLF Lawyers

“Peterborough has one of the most vibrant arts communities anywhere in the province. These awards recognize that work: the outstanding achievements of our artists, arts organizations and arts supporters.  This is the first time we have had the opportunity to come together and applaud the extraordinary talent and hard work of the local arts community and all that it contributes to our lives in this city.”
Bill Kimball, President, Electric City Culture Council (EC3), Executive Director, Public Energy

The Peterborough Arts Awards are produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3) a not-for-profit organization serving the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector in Peterborough and the surrounding region.

INTRODUCTION

The Peterborough Arts Awards are annual awards established to honour and recognize the excellence and outstanding achievement of professional artists, arts organizations, and arts supporters living and working in our city and county. There are six awards of $2,000 each and artists working in any artistic discipline are eligible for nomination. The Awards will be presented at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts on Friday, May 24, 2019. at theMcDonnel St Activity Center.

Peterborough Arts Awards 2019 – Shortlist
 
OUTSTANDING EMERGING ARTIST 
Sponsored by: MERIT
Bennett Bedoukian     |     Nimkii Osawamick     |     Niambi Tree
 
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY AN INDIGENOUS ARTIST
Sponsored by: LLF Lawyers 
Drew Hayden Taylor     |     Hilary Wear
 
OUTSTANDING MID-CAREER ARTIST 
Sponsored by: Betty and Bill Morris 
Lester Alfonso     |     Beau Dixon     |     Justin Million     |     Patti Shaughnessy
 
ARTS CATALYST
Sponsored by: Kate and Alex Ramsay 
Geoff Bemrose     |     Ryan Kerr     |     James McKenty

OUTSTANDING SENIOR ARTIST 
Sponsored by: Outpost379 
Ursula Pflug     |     Washboard Hank     |     Alice Williams
 
ARTS CHAMPION
Sponsored by: Ashburnham Realty/Paul Bennett 
Peer and Lori Christensen     |     David Goyette     |     Charlie Werger

Important Dates

Tuesday, April 9: Nominations Due by 5:00 pm
Friday, May 3: Announcement of Shortlist
Friday, May 24: Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts and Awards Ceremony

TIPS AND TRICKS

Click to view the presentation from the Nomination Workshop (March 21. 2019) for tips and tricks.
If you have any questions, please contact us at electriccitycc@gmail.com.

Nominations can be submitted by email to electriccitycc@gmail.com, or by mail to:
Electric City Culture Council
PO Box 2334, 150 King Street
Peterborough, ON
K9J 7Y8
The submission deadline is 5:00 pm on April 9th, 2019.
Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered. All nominations will be screened for basic eligibility.
EC3 may transfer nominations to a more appropriate category.

For further information contact:
Su Ditta
Executive Director (EC3)
705 749 9101
su.ditta@sympatico.ca
www.ecthree.org

EC3 would like to thank our generous sponsors and funders for their support

Thanks to our Award Sponsors:
Outstanding Emerging Artist - Merit
Outstanding Mid-Career Artist - Betty and Bill Morris
Outstanding Senior Artist - Outpost379
Outstanding Achievement by an Indigenous Artist - LLF Lawyers
Arts Champion - Ashburnham Realty/Paul Bennett
Arts Catalyst - Kate and Alex Ramsay

EC3 would like to thank our generous Awards Sponsors for their support.

Merit
Betty and Bill Morris
LLF Lawyers
Alex & Kate Ramsay
Ashburnham Realty
Outpost379

EC3 would like to thank our generous Event Sponsors for their support.

Cherney Properties
LLF Lawyers
kawarthaNOW
Alex & Kate Ramsay
Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough

EC3 would like to thank our generous Table Sponsors for their support.

Linz Hunt
Ashburnham Realty
Basterfield & Associates Inc.
David Goyette
Peterborough Mayors Office
Mara Cook
Monkman Gracie & Johnston Insurance
Lett Architects Inc.
Engage Engineering
McDonnel St Activity Center

EC3 would like to thank our generous Artist Sponsors for their support.

Commercial Press & Design Inc.
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
artsweek
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arts awareness
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
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partnerships
networks promotion
education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
advocacy
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partnerships
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arts awareness
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
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arts awareness
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
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networks promotion
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arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
planning
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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partnerships
networks promotion
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arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
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networks promotion
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arts awareness
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
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professional development workshops
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networks promotion
education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
artsweek
professional development workshops
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partnerships
networks promotion
education
arts awareness
representation
arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
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strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
artsweek
professional development workshops
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partnerships
networks promotion
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arts awareness
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arts awards
forums
knowledge sharing
support services
strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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convening
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capacity buildingcultural incubators
artsweek
professional development workshops
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partnerships
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forums
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strategic leadership
creative programming ideas
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