Abbotsford Arts Council

Promoting local artists since 1971

 

The Arty Awards is an initiative of the Abbotsford Arts Council to celebrate and highlight the achievements and contributions of local artists to the Abbotsford community.


The awards are based on work created by an artist, group, or organization with a practice spanning 

no less than three years in length. The following awards are discipline specific, but cover broad categories.


Lifestyle recognizes the artistic achievement of an individual, group, or business that exemplifies excellence in a creative pursuit where art and design enter our lives on a regular basis. This includes, but is not limited to: interior design, fashion design, culinary arts, tattoo arts, etc.


Performing Arts recognizes the artistic achievement of an individual, group or organization that exemplifies excellence in a performing arts discipline including theatre, improv, spoken word, dance, music or comedy.


Media Arts recognizes the artistic achievement of an individual, group or organization that exemplifies excellence in a media arts discipline including: graphic design, TV or radio, game design, web design etc.


Literary Arts recognizes the artistic achievement of an individual, group or organization that exemplifies excellence in a literary arts discipline including: poetry, prose, journalism, publishing, etc.


Visual Arts recognizes the artistic achievement of an individual, group or organization that exemplifies excellence in a visual arts discipline including: painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, public art, and fine craft.


Arts Advocate recognizes the achievement of an individual who strongly supports and promotes the interests of artist and arts initiatives through their engagement in the Abbotsford Arts Community.


Youth Achievement Award recognizes an artist 18 years of age or younger who has exhibited artistic excellence in any form of art.


Emerging Artist Award recognizes the artistic excellence an individual who has been practicing in any discipline for three years or less.

 
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