Each year the Abbotsford Arts Council hosts our annual celebration of excellence, the Arty Awards, to recognize and honour outstanding artists and arts advocates in the community. 

Submissions will be accepted until August 27 2018.

Here are the 2018 Arty Awards submission criteria:

1. Nominees should be residents of Abbotsford or should have a significant impact on the Abbotsford arts community. Artists may live or be involved in communities outside of Abbotsford as long as one of these specifications applies.

2. Nominees may be submitted in only one category.

3. 2017 Arty Award winners may not be entered in the same category for the 2018 awards. A list of 2017 Arty Award recipients can be viewed on abbotsfordartscouncil.com. All other past Arty Award recipients are eligible for nomination. An individual or group that was entered in 2017 but did not win can be nominated again in 2018.

4. Current staff and directors of the Abbotsford Arts Council may not be nominated. Please visit abbotsfordartscouncil.com for a full list of staff and directors.

5. In addition to artistic achievement, each entrant’s contributions to the Abbotsford community will also be considered. This will be judged at a value of 90% for artistic achievement, 10% contributions to the community.

6. Artists at any level are eligible for entry, from new, emerging artists to professional artists. Please read the categories carefully to determine the best fit for your submission.