Peterborough Arts Awards
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. Finalists each receive a $250 honorarium.
The awards are presented at the Mayor’s Luncheon for the Arts. The incumbent Mayor is the honorary host of the Luncheon, and the event features a keynote speaker as well as performances and presentations by some of the City’s most outstanding artists.
The winners of the Bierk Art Fund Bursaries, which provide financial assistance to graduating high school students who are pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts, are also awarded their prizes at the Luncheon.