Nominations are now open for the 2016 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts.
Finalists are selected by an Ontario Arts Council (OAC) jury from nominations submitted by Ontarians. These awards are a way for us as audiences, fans and followers of their great work to applaud these innovators, creators, producers and performers, whose talent and passion enrich our lives and help our communities become stronger and more vibrant.
Each year, two awards are presented: an artist award of $35,000 and an arts organization award of $50,000. Individuals and arts organizations engaged in any professional arts practice in Ontario whose artistic work or service spans a minimum of 10 years are eligible.
Program details and nomination forms are available on OAC’s website. The OAC manages the nomination and adjudication process on behalf of the Ontario government. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2015.