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2016 News and Information

Finalists announced for eighth annual Richmond Arts Awards

20 April 2016

Eighteen finalists are being recognized in six categories for the eighth annual Richmond Arts Awards. Mayor Malcolm Brodie will announce the winners from the list of finalists at a special ceremony on Tuesday, May 17, at City Hall.

The annual Arts Awards recognize the achievements and contributions to the arts by Richmond residents, artists, educators, organizers and business leaders.

This year, 80 nominations were reviewed by the selection committee to determine three finalists in each of the six categories. The list of finalists represents well-established institutions and individuals as well as rising stars in Richmond’s performing and visual arts scenes.

The following is the list of finalists in each category:

Category:  Artistic Innovation

  • Aarthi Naidu
  • Jordan Paterson
  • Marina Szijarto 

Category:  Arts Education

  • Melanie Devoy
  • Ted Hesketh
  • Mumtaz Khokhar

Category:  Business and the Arts

  • Ampri Real Estate Development Group
  • Innovation Networks
  • TD Bank Group

Category:  Cultural Leadership

  • Cinevolution
  • Community Arts Council of Richmond
  • Bilal Hamoud

 Category:  Volunteerism

  • Dale Bailey
  • Margaret Stephens
  • Jiliang Yao

Category: Youth Arts

  • Emily May
  • Anna Toth
  • Nancy Zhang

This year’s selection panel includes artist and composer,  David Dorrington; Artistic Director of the Children’s Arts Festival and teacher, Debbie Tobin; Richmond Arts Coalition Board member and performing artist,  Susan Skemp; and Community Development Coordinator of South Arm Community Centre and piano teacher, Winnie Wong.

The awards program was developed in 2009 by the City of Richmond in partnership with the Richmond Arts Coalition. It is presented with support from The Richmond News.