Nominate your favourite arts supporter, arts administrator and/or professional artist today!  Help PACE  celebrate the 25th anniversary of Edmonton’s opulent Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts.


  • The nomination deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 16, 2012.
  • The nomination drop off point is the main floor reception area in City Hall.

PACE is inviting nominations for the following award categories:


Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts recognizes a business that has supported an arts organization, event, project, or individual artist in a creative and original manner.

Award for Sustained Support of the Arts recognizes a business or an individual that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to supporting the arts. This can be support for a specific arts organization, event, or individual artist or for general widespread support of the arts.

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts recognizes an individual, arts organization, media organization or business that has promoted the arts in a distinctly creative or exceptional manner. This category can include advocacy, marketing or any activity that increases the profile of the arts, artists, arts organizations, or arts events.


ATCO Gas Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement by an Edmonton Artist ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an individual artist who, over an extended period of time, has made an outstanding contribution to the arts inEdmonton. Nominees for this award should be based in the greaterEdmonton region and may or may not be currently active as an artist. While that contribution should be primarily through their chosen artistic discipline, nominees will also be recognized for outstanding work in support of the arts in general in theEdmonton region.  Their artistic output should extend for at least 25 years.

ATCO Gas would like to applaud all the nominees for the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement by an Edmonton Artist Award. Their outstanding talent and determination given to Edmonton and to the arts have contributed to the rich fabric of life in our city. ATCO Gas is pleased to honour an individual who is committed to bringing culture and distinction to their community. All the nominees are an encouragement to others, and will no doubt lead the way for generations to follow.


The CN Youth Artist Award ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes the importance of the arts and design to a youth’s education and to the community.  We believe it is the responsibility of caring companies like CN to encourage the development and education of young artists. The award is eligible to anyone attending junior or senior high (Grades 7 through 12). Nominators may not nominate their family members.

At CN, we recognize our citizenship responsibility to the communities in which we operate – not only in our commitment to safety and the environment, but also in making our communities better places to live and work.


DIALOG Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes outstanding achievement as an artistic leader in a specific arts discipline (performing, visual, literary, etc). This can be based on a specific project or general outstanding achievement. This award is not to be considered an end of career award but an award to someone actively leading and working in the arts.

DIALOG is honoured to support the Award for Excellence in Artistic Direction and its vision to recognize outstanding achievement as an artistic leader. As a firm it is our pleasure and privilege to play a role in keeping the arts alive for generations to come.

DIALOG has a track record of award-winning collaborative and sustainable design excellence with a focus on the success of clients and communities. DIALOG credits its strength to its outstanding multidisciplinary team who deliver excellence and a collaborative approach to the provision of architectural, engineering, interior design, planning and urban design services.


Northlands Award for an Emerging Artist ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an emerging artist who, in the early stages of his/her career, demonstrates exceptional talent and accomplishments as well as a unique artistic expression and a commitment to the arts in theEdmonton region. The Canada Council’s definition of an emerging artist will be used and is defined as someone who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily from academic institutions) and has shown a sustained commitment to the development of artistic skills and is in the beginning of a professional career.

Hosting over 3.5 million visitors at more than 2500 events, Northlands is proud to energize the city by bringing exceptional experiences to Edmonton every year. Having showcased many up-and-coming performers on our stages, we appreciate the special role emerging artists play in creating memorable experiences within our community. And, as sponsor of this award, we celebrate the broad range of budding talent, working hard to take their craft to the next level and enriching our lives in the process.


TELUS Courage to Innovate Award ($2,500 cash prize) recognizes an individual or organization/group that has displayed the courage to take artistic risks and embraced innovation in artistic expression, resulting in a unique and distinctive project.

TELUS invests in community-building initiatives with charitable and non-profit organizations that showcase spirited teamwork, passion for growth, the initiation of opportunity and the courage to innovate. TELUS is pleased to be an original sponsor of the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts.


Click here to download the 2012 Mayor’ Celebration of the Arts nomination form.