2012 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts – The Nominations Are In!
December 1 was the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2012 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, and Ontarians from across the province responded with enthusiasm. Over 160 nominations have been submitted in recognition of the leadership, innovation, creativity and talent of our artists and arts organizations.
The total monetary value of the Premier’s Awards is $120,000. The winning artist will receive $35,000 and will select a new or emerging artist to receive a prize of $15,000. The winning arts organization will be awarded $50,000, and remaining finalists in both categories will each receive $2,000.
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) administers the selection process for the Awards on behalf of the Government of Ontario. For more information contact the OAC at: 416-961-1660 ext. 6666, toll free 1-800-387-0058 ext 6666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all those who submitted nominations and for helping to recognize and celebrate Ontario’s great artists and arts organizations for the role they play in our vibrant arts and culture sector. Look for more information as the Awards date approaches this June.
Upcoming Awards, Festivals and Markets
|Jan. 19-29||Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.|
|Jan. 23-25||NATPE 2012, Miami Beach, Florida.|
|Jan. 25-26||DX3 Canada, Toronto, ON.|
|Jan. 25-Feb. 5||Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.|
|Jan. 28-31||MIDEM, Cannes, France.|
|Feb. 1-5||Ontario Library Association Superconference, Toronto, ON.|
|Feb. 2-18||Berlin Film Festival, Berlin, Germany.|
|Feb. 29-Mar.2||CMPA Prime Time 2012, Ottawa, ON.|
|Mar. 2-3||The Toronto Urban Music Festival, Toronto, ON.|
|Mar. 5-9||Game Developers Conference, San Francisco, California, USA.|
|Mar. 8||The 32nd Annual Genie Awards will be broadcast live from the Westin Harbour Castle
in Toronto on the CBC network.
|Mar. 9-13||South by South West (SXSW: Interactive), Austin, Texas, USA.|
|Mar. 9-17||South by South West (SXSW:Film), Austin, Texas, USA.|
|Mar. 13-18||South by South West (SXSW: Music), Austin ,Texas, USA.|
|Mar. 14-16||FICCI Frames Market, Mumbai, India.|
|Mar. 19-22||Bologna Book Fair, Bologna, Italy.|
|Mar. 21-25||Canadian Music Week, Toronto, ON.|
|Mar. 26-Apr. 1||JUNO Week, Ottawa, ON.|
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