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2017 Awards for Emerging Ceramic & Glass Artists

Deadline: October 29, 2017

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery is calling for submissions to the 2017 Award for Glass and Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics.

These prestigious national awards allow practising early career ceramic and glass artists to undertake a period of independent research, or other activities that advance their artistic and professional practice. The winner of each Award will receive $10,000. The selection is made by a jury comprised of respected contemporary glass and ceramic artists and other arts professionals. Winners will be celebrated and the awards presented at a ceremony in Waterloo, Ontario on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

To be eligible for the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics or the Award for Glass, artists must be Canadian citizens or have Permanent Resident status. They must have developed skills through training and/or practice in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions) and be recognized by other artists working in the same artistic tradition. Successful candidates seek payment for their work and actively practice their art. All applicants have maintained a professional practice for no more than 10 years prior to the date of application.

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2018 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Deadline: October 5, 2017

Are you inspired by an outstanding Ontario artist or arts organization? Show them how much impact they’ve had on you and your community – nominate them for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts! These awards have two categories: an artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. You can nominate an artist or arts organization engaged in any art form or artistic practice.

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Richmond Hill Arts Awards 

Deadline: December 7, 2017, by 4:00 PM

The Richmond Hill Arts Awards profile cultural success stories by recognizing artistic talent and community contribution to the arts sector in Richmond Hill. There are four award categories: Mid-career or Established Artist, Emerging Artist, Youth Artist and Culture Builder Award. The Richmond Hill Arts Awards will be presented annually at the Richmond Hill Cultural Summit.

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Sunrise Records Local Artist Contest

Deadline: Before October 31, 2017

Your band could win national distribution and your music pressed on vinyl and CD!

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York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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