The Sunshine Coast Arts Council is looking for nominations for its 2018 annual awards. This year the Arts Council has announced a new award to join the three existing awards: the Frances Wasserlein Community Leadership in Arts and Culture Award.
Frances Wasserlein was passionate about building inclusive community through many forms of art and culture. She had been an executive director of the Sunshine Coast Arts Council and was a member of the Sechelt Public Library Board. The award was initiated, in memorium, by Wasserlein’s book club. It’s for $250 and recognizes significant leadership contributions as a volunteer in the arts and/or cultural events on the Sunshine Coast.
The other annual Arts Council awards are: the Anne and Philip Klein Visual Arts Award for an artist pursuing an artistic passion late in life; the Gillian Lowndes Award for an artist demonstrating long-standing achievement in their field; and the Louise Baril Memorial Music Award for a musician undertaking advanced studies.
The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30. Send nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off in person at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, 5714 Medusa (at Trail) in Sechelt. The awards will be handed out at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council AGM, Thursday, Oct. 25.
See sunshinecoastartscouncil.com/scac-awards for further information.